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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
DEC 3 1 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



12-31-03 ; RCVD 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1 he Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( '.niton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
Station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -I [ayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6 i 42. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. Li order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Admim strati ve Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordmance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-December 2, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-FY04 and FY05 Budget 
-Update on Plymouth and Monterey 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Kenyetta Brewer, Superior Ct. CGC400199, filed on 1/8/03 for $1,500 

B. State Farm, Superior Ct. #418626, filed on 3/24/03 for $2,435,48 

C. Leonids Makrusins, Unlitigated Claim #0400609, filed on 8/2703 for $2,495.71 

D. Chik To Wong, Superior Ct. #407954, filed on 5/16/02 for $3,047 

E. Rosa Ruderman, Superior Ct. #3 1 8470, filed on 2/27/01 for $6,000 

F. Auxiliadora Pichardo, Superior Ct. #410280, filed on 7/18/02 for $8,700 

G. John Clark, Superior Ct. #407796, filed on 5/9/02 for $10,000 

H. Truck Insurance Exchange, Superior Ct. #CGC03420841 for $10,000 filed on 5/28/03 

I. James Burrell, Superior Ct. #315752, filed on $10/10/00 for $17,500 

J. Oswaldo Cruz, Superior Ct. 423513, filed on 3/5/03 for $22,000 

K. 555 California St. Partners, Superior Ct. 96829 filed on 3/24/95 for $66,334 

(10.2) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR- 
1 194, System-wide Rail Grinding Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.3) Approving Modification No. 6 to Contract No. MR-1 146, Third Street Light Rail Project: 
Traction Power Systems Project, with Mitchell Engineer to substitute EG Construction for the 
listed subcontractor, Doliver Construction. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, modification and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to execute the Seventh Amendment to Contract No. CS-1 16 with 
the Association of AGS, Inc. and Gannett Fleming, Inc. for Design and Construction Support 
Services for Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility, to extend 
the Agreement by six months, for a total contract time of six years at no additional cost. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, agreement and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to submit a supplemental appropriation request to the Board of 
Supervisors for $1,485,683 to fund the relocation of layover activities and operator restrooms; 
reimburse project development, oversight maintenance and support costs; and beautify subway 
vent as required by the Arts Commission for the Mission Steuart hotel development. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to execute and file an application for $1,987,000 of TEA 21 
Section 70 program funding with the U.S. Department of Transportation for Muni's Next Bus Real 
Time Vehicle Location Information project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Department of Public Works to reject all proposals for Contract No. 
6179A: DPT Signal Shop Remodel Contract and authorizing DPT to advertise the availability of 
the new bid package and solicit proposals. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 



(10.8) Authorizing the approval of Department of Parking and Traffic's sole source contract with 
Fourth Dimension Traffic for D4 software licenses for Type 2070 Signal Traffic Controllers for 
65 signal traffic controllers at intersections along the Third Street Light Rail corridor at a cost of 
$35,100, and up to 1,700 hours of training and consulting services for an amount not to exceed 
$94,265, for a total contract amount not to exceed $129,365. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Authorizing the Director to execute the "Special Transit Fare Agreement between the City 
and County of San Francisco and the Bay Area Rapid Transit District," which extends the use of 
the Muni Fast Pass® on BART in San Francisco through December 31, 2004, and increases the 
reimbursement from Muni to BART to $0.87 per ride. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and agreement.) 

(This item was continued from the December 2nd meeting) 

12. Urging the Board of Supervisors to approve the lease agreement and authorizing the Director 
to execute the lease with the Union Pacific Railroad for approximately 600 feet of the Union 
Pacific Railroad's track at Third Street and Carroll Avenue for a term of 25 years, for $10 per 
year, and a one-time administrative fee of $500 per lease, for a total cost of $750, and requiring 
the City to maintain and repair the track and construct and maintain a railroad crossing signal 
system. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to request proposals, and negotiate a contract with the highest 
ranked qualified advertising firm for Exclusive Rights to Install, Display and Maintain Advertising 
on Muni Revenue Vehicles and Metro Platform Display Sign System for a term not to exceed five 
years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 



action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 
Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Joseph Ravicini, Superior Ct. #412938, filed on 10/23/03 for $675,000 
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



« MINUTES 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

JAN 1 6 2G34 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

Mike Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
2(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the December 2, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

The board secretary announced that Item 10.5, the Mission-Steuart supplemental 
appropriation had been removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-FY04 and FY05 Budget 

-Update on Plymouth and Monterey 



-Ongoing Activities 

Director Burns is pleased to present the January 2004 Special Recognition Award to Muni 
Operator, Glen Erven. Mr. Erven has been at Muni for over 24 years and has been on the F-Line 
since 2000. Mr. Burns received a letter from one of Mr. Erven's riders who called him 
"unfailingly cheerful and courteous". Mr. Erven is a role model for all employees. Mr. Erven 
appreciates the recognition and accepts it on behalf of the people who have been instrumental in 
his life. He added that you start as a bus driver and have to earn the title of transit operator. 
Chairman Flynn expressed appreciation on behalf of the board. 

Service on New Year's Eve was quieter than in previous years with the weather contributing to 
the low turnout. The estimated crowd along the Embarcadero was 30,000 with approximately 
25,000 others attending the football game. Muni was free from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. as planned 
and DPT staff was out in force throughout the city. Thanks are due to all DPT and MUNI 
personnel who worked for their commitment to the public. 

Director Burns and staff met with residents who live in the neighborhood of Plymouth and 
Monterey to discuss the traffic problems in the area. Staff has identified a number of actions that 
can be taken in and around the intersection, including lane changes, crosswalk upgrades and 
improved signage. The community is currently reviewing this plan. Implementation could begin 
by the end of the month. Staff will evaluate the intersection and will take before and after 
measurements to evaluate the impact of these changes on the neighborhood. 

The construction contract for the Octavia Blvd. Project has been awarded to Ghilotti Brothers 
who will begin work this month. An area-wide study has been published that reviews alternate 
touchdown designs. DPT has 18 PCO's who work in the area to assist with detours and 
congestion. 

Proposition I, the "Healthy Air Act" will be on the March Ballot that could affect Muni. It was 
put on the ballot by four supervisors and will require Muni to replace all of its' pre- 1991 buses 
before 2007. This accelerates the California Air Resources Board's deadlines and would require 
Muni to replace approximately 150 vehicles, including 45 vehicles in the reserve fleet. The cost 
to replace these vehicles would be over $100 million. Muni can identify about $70 million in 
various funds to use if the measure passes. Muni has been aggressive with it's campaign to 
replace old buses with clean diesel buses. If the department had been allowed to purchase all the 
vehicles it had asked for, this measure would not have been necessary. Muni believes that the 
hybrid diesel-electric vehicles are the right choice for San Francisco and staff is working with 
CARB to get approval for these vehicles. 

Construction is progressing on the Third St. Project. Staff is working with the community-based 
organizations to get their support for the Apprenticeship Program. The Transportation Authority 
is not releasing any funds until the Controller's audit is complete. This project has enough 
money to cover expenses through the spring. 



Muni raised almost $24,000 for the annual American Heart Association walk. James Waterfield 
at the Kirk land division was the top fundraiser for the entire campaign. 

Director Kasolas asked that the board be notified when the Plymouth and Monterey trial begins 
and ends and that staff present a report upon completion detailing the results. 

In response to a question by Director Kasolas, Director Burns stated that there needs to be a 
change in the CARB regulations to allow Muni to buy hybrid diesel buses. He added that even if 
they had their approval, Muni wouldn't make the Prop I deadline. If Prop. I passes, it will create 
a conflict. Muni wants to see the same thing accomplished. If the recommendation of the MTA 
had been followed a few years ago, these buses would have been off the street today. 

Chairman Flynn is concerned about the Controller's audit of the Transportation Authority and the 
possibility that it might halt the Third Street Project. Director Burns concurred adding that Muni 
would have to shut it down if there is no money. Chairman Flynn asked to be kept updated on 
the status of the audit. 

Director Burns introduced the FY04 and '05 budgets by saying that the city hasn't come out of 
the economic downturn and while the budget deficit is smaller than last year, it could be harder 
to solve. There will be no significant increases to fares, fines, or fees. Similar challenges are 
being faced around state with the increase in the cost of health care, workers compensation. 

Gigi Harrington, Muni Deputy General Manager of Finance and Julia Dawson, DPT Deputy 
Director Finance presented FY04 and FY05 budgets. Muni's '04 budget is short by $8.4 
million. Staff will put the same processes and procedures in place as they did last year to stay 
within budget. 

For FY05, the deficit is $25.6 million. This figure could get worse and it assumes no changes to 
worker wages and retirement except for transit operators. It anticipates that the current 7.5% 
employee contribution will continue. For the first time since the early '90's, city departments 
will have to pick up the employer contribution to the retirement system. 

Larry Williams, DGM, Human Relations clarified that the 7.5% retirement contribution was, for 
most unions, a one year deal only. All unions have a reopener on this issue. Gigi Harrington 
added that the cost of the employee contribution is approximately $10-12 million. Director 
Burns noted that the MTA's approach is consistent with the citywide planning efforts. 

Julia Dawson, DPT Deputy Director, Finance, noted that there is a projected deficit of $1.5 
million for FY04, mostly due to a 25% decrease in the use of parking meters. The FY05 deficit 
is $2 million, assuming that anticipated revenues stay at the '04 levels. 

Director Burns concluded by saying that there is an combined deficit of $27.6 million. Staff is 
looking at a variety of tools used in past including controlling costs, service management, labor 
participation, and new revenue sources. 



8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was made. 

9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto hopes that 2004 brings prosperity to everyone. People aren't parking or taking 
taxis but are staying on Muni. PCO's should get double parkers on Castro and on Polk Sts. as 
people are parking for an extended period of time. He is glad to hear that more cabstands are 
being installed. Existing stands need to be enforced and the cost for illegally parking at those 
stands should be increased to $100. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Kenyetta Brewer, Superior Ct. CGC400199, filed on 1/8/03 for $1,500 

B. State Farm, Superior Ct. #418626, filed on 3/24/03 for $2,435.48 

C. Leonids Makrusins, Unlitigated Claim #0400609, filed on 8/2703 for $2,495.71 

D. Chik To Wong, Superior Ct. #407954, filed on 5/16/02 for $3,047 

E. Rosa Ruderman, Superior Ct. #318470, filed on 2/27/01 for $6,000 

F. Auxiliadora Pichardo, Superior Ct. #410280, filed on 7/1 8/02 for $8,700 

G. John Clark, Superior Ct. #407796, filed on 5/9/02 for $10,000 

H. Truck Insurance Exchange, Superior Ct. #CGC03420841 for $10,000 filed on 5/28/03 

I. James Burrell, Superior Ct. #315752, filed on $10/10/00 for $17,500 

J. Oswaldo Cruz, Superior Ct. 4235 1 3, filed on 3/5/03 for $22,000 

K. 555 California St. Partners, Superior Ct. 96829 filed on 3/24/95 for $66,334 

RESOLUTION 04-001 



Chairman Flynn asked staff to do a better job when they prepare calendar items as the figures 
listed for the Makrusins case are incorrect and the amount asked for is in excess of the claim. 

( 1 0.2) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR- 
1 194, System-wide Rail Grinding Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

l 'haii-man Flynn asked staff to pay closer attention to the details in staff reports, as the contract 
number listed on the financial plan is different. 

RESOLUTION 04-002 

(10.3) Approving Modification No. 6 to Contract No. MR-1 146, Third Street Light Rail Project: 
Traction Power Systems Project, with Mitchell Engineer to substitute EG Construction for the 
listed subcontractor, Doliver Construction. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, modification and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

Chairman Flynn continues to be concerned about change orders on contracts, calling it an old 
trick that is used to get more money. He asked staff to continue the item until information could 
be provided about the amount of the original bid and the amount of the next lowest bidder. 
Director Kasolas asked that the requested information be provided for all contract modifications. 

No action was taken. Item 10.3 was continued to the next meeting. 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to execute the Seventh Amendment to Contract No. CS-1 16 with 
the Association of AGS, Inc. and Gannett Fleming, Inc. for Design and Construction Support 
Services for Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility, to extend 
the Agreement by six months, for a total contract time of six years at no additional cost. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, agreement and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-003 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to submit a supplemental appropriation request to the Board of 
Supervisors for $1,485,683 to fund the relocation of layover activities and operator restrooms; 
reimburse project development, oversight maintenance and support costs; and beautify subway 
vent as required by the Arts Commission for the Mission Steuart hotel development. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

This item was continued at the request of staff. 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to execute and file an application for $1,987,000 of TEA 21 
Section 70 program funding with the U.S. Department of Transportation for Muni's Next Bus Real 
Time Vehicle Location Information project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 



RESOLUTION 04-004 

(10.7) Authorizing the Department of Public Works to reject all proposals for Contract No. 6 1 79 A: 
DPT Signal Shop Remodel Contract and authorizing DPT to advertise the availability of the new bid 
package and solicit proposals. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-005 

(10.8) Authorizing the approval of Department of Parking and Traffic's sole source contract with 
Fourth Dimension Traffic for D4 software licenses for Type 2070 Signal Traffic Controllers for 
65 signal traffic controllers at intersections along the Third Street Light Rail corridor at a cost of 
$35,100, and up to 1,700 hours of training and consulting services for an amount not to exceed 
$94,265, for a total contract amount not to exceed $129,365. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-006 

No public comment 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.3 and 10..5 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Authorizing the Director to execute the "Special Transit Fare Agreement between the City 
and County of San Francisco and the Bay Area Rapid Transit District," which extends the use of 
the Muni Fast Pass® on BART in San Francisco through December 31, 2004, and increases the 
reimbursement from Muni to BART to $0.87 per ride. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and agreement.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bruce Oka commented that the issue of discount passes and stickers for disabled Muni riders on 
BART has been an ongoing issue for years. He attended a BART board of directors meeting 
recently and informed them that the policy regarding the disabled and senior community in San 
Francisco is discriminatory and if it continues, MAAC and others will organize a protest action 
up to and including a class action lawsuit to correct this discriminatory practice. MAAC passed a 
resolution giving BART directors ninety days to come up with a solution. This is clearly not 
Muni's doing and Muni has always supported this change. 



I d\\ aid Mason agrees with Mr. Oka. San Francisco has no parking lots for BART while the East 
Bay has parking structures that cost $40,000 per space. There's a trade-off that needs to be 
negotiated. 

Director Bums stated that he did meet with Mr. Oka and Mr. Planthold and also met with Tom 
Margro. BART continues to be a reluctant partner and they believe that this arrangement unfairly 
subsidizes San Francisco riders. The technology issues continue but will be resolved with the 
installation of new fare gates. 

RESOLUTION 04-007 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

12. Urging the Board of Supervisors to approve the lease agreement and authorizing the Director 
to execute the lease with the Union Pacific Railroad for approximately 600 feet of the Union 
Pacific Railroad's track at Third Street and Carroll Avenue for a term of 25 years, for $10 per 
year, and a one-time administrative fee of $500 per lease, for a total cost of $750, and requiring 
the City to maintain and repair the track and construct and maintain a railroad crossing signal 
system. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-008 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

13. Authorizing the Director to request proposals, and negotiate a contract with the highest 
ranked qualified advertising firm for Exclusive Rights to Install, Display and Maintain Advertising 
on Muni Revenue Vehicles and Metro Platform Display Sign System for a term not to exceed five 
years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-009 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 



RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:36 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manger 
Mike Hursh, DGM, Maintenance 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Joseph Ravicini, Superior Ct. #412938, filed on 10/23/03 for $675,000 

RESOLUTION 04-010 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

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ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 5:45 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

C hainnan Flyiin announced the board met in closed session to discuss the Ravicini case with 
the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the case. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:46 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave, Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT, 

JAN 1 6 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRAN CISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1 he Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the ( ivic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (4 1 5) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-January 6, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

(6.1) Election of MTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to MTA Rules of Order 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Third Street Light Rail Project Budget 
- FY2005 MTA Budget 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWTNG MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Mary Thomas, Superior Ct. #178736 filed on 6/8/00 for $0.00 

B. Guy Thomas, Superior Ct. #409009 filed on 6/1 1/02 for $689 (DPT) 

C. Farmers Ins., Superior Ct. #408065 filed on 5/17/02 for $850.68 

D. Loretta Bush, Superior Ct. #402862 filed on 12/26/01 for $2,000 

E. Mikis Georghiou, Superior Ct. #409447 filed on 6/21/02 for $2,666.69 

F. Progressive Ins., Unlitigated Claim #0400757 filed on 9/15/03 for $5,489.23 

G. Mercury Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #0400366 filed on 8/6/03 for $7,274.69 
H. Li Fang Zhang Tarn, Superior Ct. #404760 filed on 2/20/02 for $20,000 

I. Angela Dobbins, Superior Ct. #416553 filed on 1/21/03 for $25,000 

J. Margie Owen, Superior Ct. #417366 filed on 2/13/03 for $35,000 

K. Ernest Edward Emig, Superior Ct. #316284 filed on 10/31/00 for $60,000 (DPT) 

L. Felicia Urey-Gaye, Sampson Gaye, Superior Ct. #407170 filed on 4/25/02 for $65,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "X" - Missouri Street, both 
sides, between 20 th and 22 nd Streets; Sierra Street, north side, between Missouri and 
Texas Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME -Plymouth Avenue, east 
side, from Monterey Boulevard to 60 feet northerly; Cesar Chavez Street, north side, 
from 35 feet to 85 feet east of Connecticut Street; Cesar Chavez Street, south side, 
from Connecticut Street to 85 feet easterly. 

C. ESTABLISH TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Edgar Place, east side, 
from 80 feet south of Niagara Avenue to the southern terminus. 

D. ESTABLISH PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Ellis Street, 
south side, from Laguna Street to 350 feet westerly; Waller Street, north side, from 
Divisadero Street to Broderick Street; Market Street, north side, between the east and 
west curb lines of Steuart Street 

E. RESCIND NO PARKING ANYTIME and ESTABLISH NO PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 
PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - Vega Street, north side, between Anza Vista and Nido 
Avenues and Nido Avenue, west side, between Turk and Vega Streets 

F. RESCIND TOW-AWAY NO PARKING, 9 PM TO 6 AM, EXCEPT SATURDAY 
AND SUNDAY and 10-MINUTE GREEN ZONE, 9 AM TO 6 PM, EVERYDAY and 
EXTEND PARKING METER AREA NO. 1 (30-MINUTE METERS, 7 AM TO 6 
PM, EVERYDAY) - Market Street, north side, between the east and west curb lines of 
Steuart Street 

G. RESCIND TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3 PM TO 6 PM, EVERYDAY and 
ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3 PM TO 7 PM, EVERYDAY -3rd Street, 
both sides, from Mission to Market Streets, 3rd Street, west side, from Howard to Mission 
Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 



(10.3) Approving Modification No. 6 to Contract No. MR- 1 146, Third Street Light Rail Project: 
Traction Power Systems Project, with Mitchell Engineer to substitute EG Construction for the 
listed subcontractor, Doliver Construction. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, modification and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(This item was continued from the January 6 meeting.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Consenting to the jurisdictional transfer of the Geneva Office Building and Powerhouse and 
portions of property surrounding the building to the Recreation and Park Commission; finding 
the actions are categorically exempt from CEQA and authorizing the Director to enter into an 
MOU with the Commission. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, map and 
MOU.) 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 12 to Contract No. 309 with 
ANSALDOBREDA for completion of the video surveillance retrofit; installation of the 
Emergency Brake Acceleration Limiting Device; overhaul of the brake system; funding for spare 
parts and repair of damaged vehicles; and modification of the delivery schedule, payment 
schedule, warranty provisions, and other terms and conditions; in an amount not to exceed 
$9,148,576, and for a total contract amount not to exceed $407,155,455. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to submit a supplemental appropriation request for $12,275,000 in 
lease-leaseback revenues to fund operational safety and passenger security enhancements in 
Modification No. 12 to Contract No. 309 with ANSALDOBREDA. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 3 to Contract CS No. 114, Consulting 
Engineering and Support Services for the Trolley Coach Replacement Program with Booz Allen 
Hamilton to increase the contract amount by $1,201,884, for a total amount not to exceed 
$7,635,384, and to extend the term of the contract to December 31, 2006. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract amendment.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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^Municipal Transportation Agency 
And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JAN 2 8 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 

Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 



T<ev. Dr. JamesTvIcCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)5 54-4143 




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SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING h TRAFFIC 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:09 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 



On motion to approve the minutes of the January 6, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

Director Burns announced that due to activity on the tow contract, he is asking the Board to meet 
in closed session for a conference with the City Attorney to discuss anticipated litigation with the 
city as plaintiff. He noted that pursuant to Section 54956. 9C of the Brown Act and Section 67.7 
(e) (2) of the Administrative Code, a policy body could take actions on an item that doesn't 
appear on the posted agenda. The Board would have pass a motion finding that the need to take 
action is imperative and poses a threat of serious injury to the public interest and that the need for 
action came to attention of the Board after the agenda had been posted. The closed session 
would take place upon conclusion of the regular agenda. 

No public comment. 

On motion to hold a closed session finding that the need to take action is imperative and 

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threatens serious injury to the public interest if action were deferred and that need for this action 
came to the attention of the policy body subsequent to the agenda being posted: unanimously 
approved. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

(6.1) Election of MTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to MTA Rules of Order 

On motion to elect Director Vaughns as Chairman: unanimously approved. 

On motion to elect Director Kasolas as Vice Chairman: unanimously approved. 

Chairman Vaughns thanked her colleagues for their confidence. She recognized that the board is 
indebted to Immediate Past Chairman Flynn, with whom it has been a privilege to serve. Vice 
Chairman Kasolas also thanked the board for their vote. 

Chairman Vaughns asked the Immediate Past Chairman to continue with the agenda. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Third Street Light Rail Project Budget 
- FY2005 MTA Budget 
-Ongoing Activities 

Director Burns thanked Immediate Past Chairman Flynn for his leadership and expressed his 
appreciation for his guidance over the years. He congratulated Chairman Vaughns and Vice 
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DPT has been conducting a Holiday Toy Drive since 1998, coordinated by Parking Control 
Officer Alicia Hopkins. This year over 1,000 toys were donated to San Francisco General 
Hospital, the Potrero Hill Health Clinic and other facilities throughout the city. Congratulations 
on a successful toy drive. 

The Controller's Audit of the Transportation Authority is expected to be complete this week. 
Prop. B funds for the 3 r St. Project are being held but they are expected to be released in 
February. 

Recently DPT staff has made numerous improvements to the Plymouth and Monterey. Staff will 
monitor the impact of these changes and will continue to work with the neighborhood. Staff 
also began an area-wide traffic study. 

Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction gave an overview of the Third St. 
construction and project funding. Staff will be requesting $14.1 million in additional funds for 
administration of the Construction Manager/General Contractor construction method, 



construction of a loop at Mission Bay and for the Apprenticeship Program. 

In response to a question by Director Din, Mr. Harris noted that the southern terminus is 
currently funded at $17 million. This amount may change pending final discussions with the 
neighborhood. 

Director Burns began the second presentation of the MTA's FY05 budget, which primarily deals 
with expenses and revenues. Staff is working with the Mayor's Budget Office to develop 
solutions that match the city's budget. They will present a detailed budget and suggestions for 
resolving the deficit at the next meeting. 

Alicia Fletcher, Muni's Budget Manager, and Julia Dawson, Deputy Director, DPT Finance 
presented the FY '05 budget including the fiscal outlook, revenues, expenditures and various 
appropriations. 

Immediate Past Chairman Flynn asked staff to show the actual budget for last year so that the line 
items of both budgets could be compared. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC offered congratulations to the newly elected Chairman and Vice 
Chairman on behalf of the CAC. The CAC recommends extending the delivery of information to 
passengers via bus shelters and signs. The CAC also suggested that Muni notify people when 
Passenger Service Reports are closed as people feel that their complaints aren't being acted upon. 
He also discussed the Kirkland property reuse proposal and recommended that cost savings and 
the cost of deadheading buses be included in any plan. Maximization of revenue should be 
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9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto noted that he has had two positive experiences with Muni and DPT. An operator 
waited to see if he wanted to catch the bus one day. At DPT, he was able to get a quick hearing 
and response over a citation he was protesting. He is concerned that DPT is gouging the Taxi 
Commission for costs and suggested that DPT look at their fare structure and charge fees that are 
more appropriate. DPT should also consider taxis as being an adjunct to Muni. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Mary Thomas, Superior Ct. #178736 filed on 6/8/00 for $0.00 

B. Guy Thomas, Superior Ct. #409009 filed on 6/1 1/02 for $689 (DPT) 

C. Farmers Ins., Superior Ct. #408065 filed on 5/17/02 for $850.68 

D. Loretta Bush, Superior Ct. #402862 filed on 12/26/01 for $2,000 

E. Mikis Georghiou, Superior Ct. #409447 filed on 6/21/02 for $2,666.69 

F. Progressive Ins., Unlitigated Claim #0400757 filed on 9/15/03 for $5,489.23 

G. Mercury Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #0400366 filed on 8/6/03 for $7,274.69 
H. Li Fang Zhang Tarn, Superior Ct. #404760 filed on 2/20/02 for $20,000 

I. Angela Dobbins, Superior Ct. #416553 filed on 1/21/03 for $25,000 

J. Margie Owen, Superior Ct. #417366 filed on 2/13/03 for $35,000 

K. Ernest Edward Emig, Superior Ct. #316284 filed on 10/31/00 for $60,000 (DPT) 

L. Felicia Urey-Gaye, Sampson Gaye, Superior Ct. #407170 filed on 4/25/02 for $65,000 

RESOLUTION 04-011 

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A. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "X" - Missouri Street, both 
sides, between 20 th and 22 nd Streets; Sierra Street, north side, between Missouri and 
Texas Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME -Plymouth Avenue, east 
side, from Monterey Boulevard to 60 feet northerly; Cesar Chavez Street, north side, 
from 35 feet to 85 feet east of Connecticut Street; Cesar Chavez Street, south side, 
from Connecticut Street to 85 feet easterly. 

C. ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Edgar Place, east side, 
from 80 feet south of Niagara Avenue to the southern terminus. 

D. ESTABLISH PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Ellis Street, 
south side, from Laguna Street to 350 feet westerly; Waller Street, north side, from 
Divisadero Street to Broderick Street; Market Street, north side, between the east and 
west curb lines of Steuart Street 

E. RESCIND NO PARKING ANYTIME and ESTABLISH NO PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 
PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - Vega Street, north side, between Anza Vista and Nido 
Avenues and Nido Avenue, west side, between Turk and Vega Streets 



F. RESCIND TOW-AWAY NO PARKING, 9 PM TO 6 AM, EXCEPT SATURDAY 
AND SUNDAY and 10-MINUTE GREEN ZONE, 9 AM TO 6 PM, EVERYDAY and 
EXTEND PARKING METER AREA NO. 1 (30-MENUTE METERS, 7 AM TO 6 
PM, EVERYDAY) - Market Street, north side, between the east and west curb lines of 
Steuart Street 

G. RESCIND TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3 PM TO 6 PM, EVERYDAY and 
ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3 PM TO 7 PM, EVERYDAY -3rd Street, 
both sides, from Mission to Market Streets, 3rd Street, west side, from Howard to Mission 
Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto asked that Item 10. 2G, extending the Tow- Away zone on 3 rd St. by one hour be 
severed. He stated that while the staff proposal is necessary, the West side of 3 rd St. should be 
exempted. Argent Hotel has a lot of business and overzealous PCO's will tag taxi drivers who 
pick up passengers there. He asked the board to either continue the matter or exempt the West 
Side of Third St. 

Bond Yee, Traffic Engineer responded by saying that between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. there is 
heavy traffic use, including buses, and much congestion. There is some impact to the Museum of 
Modern Art and to the Argent Hotel but neither entity objected at the public hearing. Extending 
the restriction to 7:00 p.m. is important for smooth traffic flow. He requested that the board 
approve the staff recommendation. 

RESOLUTION 04-012 

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ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

(10.3) Approving Modification No. 6 to Contract No. MR-1 146, Third Street Light Rail Project: 
Traction Power Systems Project, with Mitchell Engineer to substitute EG Construction for the 
listed subcontractor, Doliver Construction. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, modification and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

Chairman Flynn commended Vince Harris and his staff for their responsiveness to the concerns 
expressed by the board at the last meeting. 

RESOLUTION 04-013 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (10. 2G severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 



REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Consenting to the jurisdictional transfer of the Geneva Office Building and Powerhouse and 
portions of property surrounding the building to the Recreation and Park Commission; finding 
the actions are categorically exempt from CEQA and authorizing the Director to enter into an 
MOU with the Commission. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, map and 
MOU.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-014 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 12 to Contract No. 309 with 
ANSALDOBREDA for completion of the video surveillance retrofit; installation of the 
Emergency Brake Acceleration Limiting Device; overhaul of the brake system; funding for spare 
parts and repair of damaged vehicles; and modification of the delivery schedule, payment 
schedule, warranty provisions, and other terms and conditions; in an amount not to exceed 
$9,148,576, and for a total contract amount not to exceed $407,155,455. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) 



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RESOLUTION 04-015 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

13. Authorizing the Director to submit a supplemental appropriation request for $12,275,000 in 
lease-leaseback revenues to fund operational safety and passenger security enhancements in 
Modification No. 12 to Contract No. 309 with ANSALDOBREDA. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-016 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 3 to Contract CS No. 114, Consulting 
Engineering and Support Services for the Trolley Coach Replacement Program with Booz Allen 
Hamilton to increase the contract amount by $1,201,884, for a total amount not to exceed 
$7,635,384, and to extend the term of the contract to December 31, 2006. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract amendment.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-017 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Immediate Past Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:30 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 



- — HPresentrH ShMey^reyerBtee k 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Gerry Norman, Deputy Director, DPT 
Julia Dawson, Deputy Director, Finance 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

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4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

As defendant X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:12 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Immediate Past Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session for a conference with 
the city attorney over anticipated litigation with the city as plaintiff. The board took no action. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Casey-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:13 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
j Ageney^Bt^M'Trffiireeto i , s . 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

^NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

H. Welton Flynn 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTPWG DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
Station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-January 20, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Barry Baron, Unlitigated Claim #0401292 filed on 1 1/03/03 for $5,689.34 

B. Emilia Alarcon, Unlitigated Claim #0301840 filed on 12/5/02 for $7,750 

C. William Thomas, Unlitigated Claim #0400943 filed on 9/29/03 for $8,449.51 

D. Scott Meyer, Unlitigated Claim #0401535 filed on 12/01/03 for $21,684.62 

E. David Yeh Unlitigated Claim 0401642 filed on 12/12/03 for $27,993.32 

REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Informational presentation on the FY 2005 budget for the Municipal Transportation Agency. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

12. Approving and adopting an advertising policy that govern the types of advertisements 
allowed on MTA property. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and policy.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

-^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 3 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

H. Welton Flynn 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKFNG & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTLNG DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Mike Casey 

James McCray, Jr. 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the January 20, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Casey, Kasolas, McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

The board secretary announced that the closed session listed on the meeting agenda had been 
cancelled. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Flynn is concerned about the second quarter EEO report and asked that it be calendared 
for discussion at the next meeting. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Special Recognition Award 



-Ongoing Activities 

Director Burns noted that the reason that the closed session was cancelled is because the threat of 
litigation over the tow contract is not an issue at this time. 

Director Burns is pleased to recognize Linton Stables for his significant contribution to public 
transportation in San Francisco. Linton has a long history of community involvement and has 
been a staunch supporter of Muni. He served as the CAC's inaugural chairman and has been a 
thoughtful critic and Muni champion. 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC thanked Mr. Stables for his service on behalf of the CAC, adding 
that Linton has been a gentle presence moving the CAC forward when they get bogged down. 
Linton Stables feels privileged for the opportunity to serve. He will miss San Francisco a great 
deal. Chairman Vaughns thanked Mr. Stables on behalf of the Board. 

Director Burns introduced Wilson Johnson as the new Muni Deputy General Manager, 
Transportation. Mr. Johnson has thirty- five years of transportation experience, most recently at 
BART. His immediate challenge will be to continue to improve on-time performance and 
reliability. Chairman Vaughns welcomed Mr. Johnson to the Muni team. 

Recently Mayor Newsom toured the Woods Transportation and Maintenance facilities and the 
Cable Car Carpentry Shop. He spent over 2 V2 hours at Muni. Mayor Newsom will be visiting 
other city departments. 

The Transportation Audit has been completed but funds won't be released until March, which is 
later than anticipated. Staff is working with the TA but if there is a delay in the release of funds, 
work may have to stop on some of the Third Street Segments. 

The Federal Transportation Association announced a "recommended" rating for the Third St. 
Project including Phase 2, the New Central Subway. This rating is not a guarantee of money but 
means that Phase 2 will continue to advance. President Bush recently signed a spending bill that 
includes money for the Third St. Project and other important Muni projects. San Francisco's 
congressional delegation worked hard to secure these funds. 

The Chinese New Year Parade will be on Saturday, February 7. Over 700,000 people are 
expected to participate. 15 Muni lines will be affected and DPT will be providing extra service. 
There is also a Monster truck rally so extra metro service will be added to accommodate the 
crowds. 

Staff has been working with Supervisor McGoldrick to update the Transit Impact Development 
Fee. He recently introduced legislation that expands the area and increases the fee. Residential 
development will be exempt. There is added flexibility for use of the money as well. 

Director Flynn anticipates that contractors will file claims if work stops on the Third St. Project 

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because of a funding delay. 

Gerald Norman, Deputy Director, DPT reviewed the status of the Tow Contract. City Tow has 
agreed that March 1 to March 15 th is a more reasonable time frame to cease their operation. Staff 
is currently negotiating a temporary contract with Auto Return to take over from City Tow. Auto 
Return would work under substantially the same terms as the current contract. He hopes to 
present the permanent contract to the Board in May or June. Staff is briefing the Board of 
Supervisors on this item and has dedicated a large number of staff resources to getting this 
project moving quickly. Staff is also working on a transition plan. Both companies have been 
very cooperative and they expect a smooth transition. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC, stated that they are currently meeting with staff on the budget and 
will present their recommendations as soon as possible. 

9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto commented that the installation of stop signs on Marina Blvd. has created a traffic 
mess on Doyle Drive and Lombard in the morning. The situation is horrible and is something the 
board should investigate. With respect to the pedestrian accident on Park Presidio, there must be 
a way to give better warning to pedestrians. The Enforcement Division has to get limousines 
and town cars out of cabstands. If you aren't going to clear the stands, then DPT should charge 
taxis for having them. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Barry Baron, Unlitigated Claim #0401292 filed on 1 1/03/03 for $5,689.34 

B. Emilia Alarcon, Unlitigated Claim #0301840 filed on 12/5/02 for $7,750 



C. William Thomas, Unlitigated Claim #0400943 filed on 9/29/03 for $8,449.51 

D. Scott Meyer, Unlitigated Claim #0401535 filed on 12/01/03 for $21,684.62 

E. David Yen Unlitigated Claim 0401642 filed on 12/12/03 for $27,993.32 

The board secretary noted that resolution for this item needed to be amended so that the David 
Yeh case would be approved for $24,156.57. The original figure didn't reflect the deduction for 
the salvage recovery on the vehicle involved. 

RESOLUTION 04-018 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Casey and McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Informational presentation on the FY 2005 budget for the Municipal Transportation Agency. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

Director Burns stated that staff is working with a lot of assumptions in the budget as they wait for 
the city to work through their budget process. Due to changes in anticipated revenues, the 
current deficit is just over $34 million, which is about $5 million worse than what was reported 
at the Jan. 20 th meeting. These proposals don't cover the entire deficit. The MTA must have a 
balanced budget on March 1 . One proposed change is to the Paratransit fares to bring equity 
amongst the users of different Paratransit services. 

Alicia Fletcher, Muni Budget Manager and Julia Dawson, DPT Budget Manager presented the 
budget and reviewed possible solutions. Currently Muni is looking at approximately 125 layoffs 
and DPT is looking at 25. If economic conditions get worse, they may have to look at further 
reductions. 

Chairman Vaughns asked staff to provide an in depth look at the proposed solutions for the next 
meeting. 

Director Flynn is concerned about the SFMRIC loan and asked for an update at the next meeting. 

Annette Williams, Manager, Accessible Services presented the Paratransit Coordinating 
Council's recommendation to change paratransit fares. They wish to retain affordable fares in all 



modes and to achieve fare equity. The current lift and group van fares are much lower than taxi 
and ADA access fares. 

Chairman Vaughns suggested that staff take a serious look at the fines paid by trucks that double 
park, as they should be heavily fined. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto thinks that people should get out of vans and into taxicabs as it costs the city more 
money for disabled people to take other modes than taxicabs. Some tickets, such as white zone, 
taxi stand, double-parking, should increase as these violations occur when people are too lazy to 
move. DPT staff can double the number of tickets written. 

12. Approving and adopting an advertising policy that govern the types of advertisements 
allowed on MTA property. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and policy.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norman Rolfe noted that the policy, when presented to the CAC called for no liquor ads and 
wondered if it was still part of the policy. He thinks the ban might be counterproductive if it 
impacts revenue. 

RESOLUTION 04-019 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Casey and McCray 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:23 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

H. Welton Flynn 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Bums 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 3 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 






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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parldng spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parldng Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-February 3, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
-2 nd Quarter EEO Report 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
01 will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Nga Pham, Superior Ct. #416547 filed on 1/21/03 for $3,125 

B. John & Mary Kabala, Superior Ct. #407106 filed on 4/24/03 for $5,000 (DPT) 

C. Kelly Long, Superior Ct. #404057 filed on 1/31/02 for $5,000 

D. Jeffrey Shoemaker, Unlitigated Claim #0474551 filed on 8/28/03 for $6,460.42 

E. Brian Borsos & Douglas Wu, Unlitigated Claim #0486491 filed on 12/17/03 for $6,949.57 

F. Maya Holdvekht, Litigated Claim#0301535 filed on 1 1/12/03 for $13,000 

G. Jason Talavera & Aye Hnin, Unlitigated Claim #0486492 filed on 12/22/03 for $15,370.53 
H. Claudia Alvarez, Superior Ct. #3 14066 filed on 8/2/00 for $20,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME Portola Drive, south side, 
from Diamond Heights Boulevard to 100 feet easterly 

B. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME Waterville Street, east side, across from the 
north property line of 6 Waterville Street to the northern terminus of the roadway. 

C. RESCIND -TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME; RESCIND - RIGHT LANE 
MUST TURN RIGHT; ESTABLISH - TAXI ZONE Polk Street, west side, between 
Redwood and McAllister Streets 

D. RESCIND - TAXI STAND Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, east side, from 208 feet to 232 
feet south of McAllister Street 

E. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
9 AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) Oak Street, both sides, between Gough 
and Octavia Streets; 179 Oak Street, between Franklin and Gough Streets 

F. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING Noe Street, east side, from 
Elizabeth Street to 1 1 feet southerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept, and expend $191,205 of State Traffic Systems 
Management Revenues for Muni's Transit Signal System Preemption project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Approving the plans and specifications, and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call 
for Contract No. MR- 1203: Bayview Connections. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Accepting Contract No. MR-1193, The Zoo Loop Rail Replacement Project, approving 
the final contract amount of $3,347,795.49, authorizing the release of retention in the amount of 
$5,000, and closeout of this contract with Homer J. Olsen/Shimmick Construction. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.6) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's certification 
that it is more economical to contract for an Interim Emergency Service Agreement for Towing, 



Storage and Disposal of Abandoned and Illegally Parked Vehicles than to provide the same 
services with City and County employees. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
contract and certification.) (DPT) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

1 1 . Informational presentation on the FY 2005 budget for the Municipal Transportation Agency. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

12. Public Hearing to consider the MTA's proposal to consider fee, fare and rate changes for the 
Municipal Railway and for the Department of Parking and Traffic. 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

13. Authorizing the Director to enact the following regulation governing the parking of vehicles 
in accordance with provisions of the San Francisco Traffic Code: 

ESTABLISH - CONSULATE PARKING ONLY, AT ALL TIMES - Baker Street, east side, 
from 1 1 feet to 64 feet north of Green Street (53-foot zone). (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute an emergency interim service agreement and property use 
license for towing, storage and disposal of abandoned and illegally parked vehicles with 
TEGSCO/San Francisco Auto Return, on substantially the same terms applicable under the 
current contract for a term commencing in March 2004 and not to exceed one year, for the 
purpose of maintaining continuity of service and protecting the public welfare while the City 
negotiates a long-term contract for these services. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
contract and resolution.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

15. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Amendment No. 4 to Contract CS-103, 
Professional Engineering Consultant Services to support MUNI Light Rail Vehicle Procurement, 
with Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc. for further consulting services through closeout of light rail 
vehicle replacement program; increasing the contract by $1,500,978, for a total contract amount 
not to exceed $17,223,332; and extending the term of the contract through December 31, 2007. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and financial plan.) 

16. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR- 1 186, Cable Car Traffic Signal Preemption at 
California Street and Grant Avenue, to Millard Tong Construction Company for a total contract 
amount of $329,848. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) 



RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Carmen Marcel-Almodovar, Superior Ct. #404422 filed on 2/13/02 for $1,000,000 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

2= MINUTES 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

H. Welton Flynn 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAR 1 1 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

( hairnian Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Casey, Black, McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

The secretary announced that the Interim Tow Contract Agreement had been removed from the 
agenda at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
-2 nd Quarter EEO Report 

Director Flynn has spoken with staff about the report and is satisfied with the report. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 



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-Ongoing Activities 

Director Burns announced that Norm Mineta, Secretary of Transportation, has requested a tour of 
the Third Street Project, Phase I and n. The tour is scheduled for Friday however final details are 
still being discussed. This is good news following the recent recommended rating by the 
Department of Transportation for Phase II, the New Central Subway. 

The Transportation Audit has been completed but the report has not yet been issued. Muni is on 
schedule to receive appropriations in March. Staff anticipates no construction delays for any 
ongoing project. 

Muni will be substituting a bus for J-Church service for the next two weekends to do some work 
on the line, weather permitting. Staff is coordinating outreach to the community. This work is 
scheduled to occur at a time that will have the least effect on residents and riders. 

The Transportation Authority is conducting a Muni Rider survey in February and March. The 
data will be used to improve their travel demand model. This model is an important tool for 
planning and funding purposes. Every line will be surveyed. The survey is available in English, 
Spanish and Chinese. 

Director Din asked for a copy of the survey. Director Kasolas would like to know the results of 
the survey once it is complete. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was presented. 

9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto has tried to convince DPT staff that there was an illegal no right turn on Doyle Dr. 
He thinks that residents are tired of the extra traffic on Lombard St. and suggests that engineering 
staff look at the situation. Traffic lights should be installed on Marina Blvd. to alleviate the 
traffic problems on Richardson and Lombard. There continues to be problems with limousines 
parking in yellow zones. Double-parking in certain commercial areas should be better enforced. 

David Pilpel wondered about the on-time performance goal of 85%, which is to be met on July 1 
of this year. He asked when the timetable would be published and is concerned about missed 
service. He would like to see the plan to meet the service standards. 

Glenda Lavigne, President, Local 200 is concerned about the glass ceiling at Muni as it seems 
that nobody from within Muni is qualified to fill senior level positions. Proposition E can't be 
violated. 



William Sisk, President, Local 250A noted that Woods is already missing service. He thinks 
Proposition E is a joke. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Nga Pham, Superior Ct. #416547 filed on 1/21/03 for $3,125 

B. John & Mary Kabala, Superior Ct. #407106 filed on 4/24/03 for $5,000 (DPT) 

C. Kelly Long, Superior Ct. #404057 filed on 1/31/02 for $5,000 

D. Jeffrey Shoemaker, Unlitigated Claim #0474551 filed on 8/28/03 for $6,460.42 

E. Brian Borsos & Douglas Wu, Unlitigated Claim #0486491 filed on 12/17/03 for $6,949.57 

F. Maya Holdvekht, Litigated Claim#0301535 filed on 1 1/12/03 for $13,000 

G. Jason Talavera & Aye Hnin, Unlitigated Claim #0486492 filed on 12/22/03 for $15,370.53 
H. Claudia Alvarez, Superior Ct. #314066 filed on 8/2/00 for $20,000 

RESOLUTION 04-020 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME Portola Drive, south side, 
from Diamond Heights Boulevard to 1 00 feet easterly 

B. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME Waterville Street, east side, across from the 
north property line of 6 Waterville Street to the northern terminus of the roadway. 

C. RESCIND -TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME; RESCIND - RIGHT LANE 
MUST TURN RIGHT; ESTABLISH - TAXI ZONE Polk Street, west side, between 
Redwood and McAllister Streets 

D. RESCIND - TAXI STAND Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, east side, from 208 feet to 232 
feet south of McAllister Street 

E. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
9 AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) Oak Street, both sides, between Gough 



and Octavia Streets; 179 Oak Street, between Franklin and Gough Streets 
F. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING Noe Street, east side, from 
Elizabeth Street to 1 1 feet southerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-021 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept, and expend $191,205 of State Traffic Systems 
Management Revenues for Muni's Transit Signal System Preemption project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-022 

(10.4) Approving the plans and specifications, and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call 
for Contract No. MR- 1203: Bayview Connections. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-023 

(10.5) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 193, The Zoo Loop Rail Replacement Project, approving 
the final contract amount of $3,347,795.49, authorizing the release of retention in the amount of 
$5,000, and closeout of this contract with Homer J. Olsen/Shimmick Construction. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-024 

(10.6) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's certification 
that it is more economical to contract for an Interim Emergency Service Agreement for Towing, 
Storage and Disposal of Abandoned and Illegally Parked Vehicles than to provide the same 
services with City and County employees. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
contract and certification.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-025 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black, Casey, McCray 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

1 1 . Informational presentation on the FY 2005 budget for the Municipal Transportation Agency. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

Chairman Vaughns asked the Secretary to call Items 11 and 12 together. 

Michael Bums, Director of Transportation reviewed the revenues, expenses and presented 
possible solutions. The board will hold a special meeting on Friday, February 27 to act on the 
budget, however the budget will continue to evolve over the next few months. He has offered 
two briefings to the unions. 

Alicia Fletcher, Muni Budget Manager reviewed the FY05 Muni budget and proposed solutions. 
Muni has a projected deficit of $3 1 .9 million. Health care costs have increased by 17% and the 
employer retirement contribution is currently set at 4.5%. There are a number of assumptions 
within the budget including employees will continue to contribute to their own retirement, there 
will be no wage increases, and this will be the last year of the economic downturn. 

Peter Straus, Manager, Service Planning, reviewed the proposed service adjustments. Ridership 
has declined in recent years so staff has adjusted service to match current ridership levels. There 
are a few lines that are over capacity and Muni has few problems with pass-ups. Many lines are 
performing well below the standard so there is room to make adjustments without significantly 
impacting riders. Other Bay Area transit properties have reduced service by 25-30%. Muni's 
total magnitude is less than 3%. Service is being added to some lines. 

Director Flynn called some of the adjustments phenomenal and wondered why staff hasn't made 
these adjustments before now. Director Flynn also asked staff to provide the board with the plan 
to pay back the monies borrowed from the Lease/Leaseback fund. 

Chairman Vaughns asked for more details on the 5307 funds and the projects that would be 
impacted. Director Burns will provide the information but added that no project that is safety- 
critical would be delayed. Chairman Vaughns also asked staff to clarify position substitutions 
and a discrepancy in numbers on page 80. 

Julia Dawson, DPT Budget manager, presented the FY05 DPT budget. The DPT budget is in 
balance primarily due to an increase in the general fund transfer. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that this is the worst budget process he's seen and thinks it represents a 
breach of faith with voters, riders and taxpayers. The level of information in the staff report is 
sketchy and doesn't explain the impacts of the proposed solutions. The budget needs more 



analysis and public input. 

Glenda Lavigne asked if the proposed service adjustments were in addition to the missing 3%. 
She wondered how we would meet service standards in the future if we're not meeting them at 
the moment. She also asked about the replacement of the leaseback funds and the layoffs. 

Howard Strassner, Sierra Club, appreciates the information but suggests that the board 
implement a two-year budget to make the information more relevant. He is concerned about 
borrowing money from future years. The Board of Supervisors should be asked to raise the 
parking tax. 

Jeremy Nelson, Transportation for a Livable City, would like the MTA to reduce dependence on 
cars. He doesn't support the service cuts but is glad to see that fare increases aren't on the table. 
He would like to have a chance to do a line-by-line analysis of the service adjustments and thinks 
that the public should have more time to give the board their input. He urged staff to look at 
other funding sources, such as increasing the parking tax, implementing a local gas tax and 
vehicle fee. Meter hours should also be extended. 

Norman Rolfe echoed the concerns of other speakers. Muni is taking money from future budgets 
which may be even worse. Muni is "robbing Peter to pay Paul" and should look at increasing the 
parking tax. 

Rafael Cabrera stated that service adjustments are service cuts. Muni can't violate Prop. E, and 
must provide service to San Francisco. 

Director Burns noted that there will be a full public outreach process for the service adjustments, 
The board's vote on the budget next week won't be final as staff is trying to deal with too many 
unknowns. The board will have to make some tough decisions. 

12. Public Hearing to consider the MTA's proposal to consider fee, fare and rate changes for the 
Municipal Railway and for the Department of Parking and Traffic. 

Annette Williams, Manager, Accessible Services reviewed the Paratransit Coordinating 
Council's proposal. The paratransit community wants fare equity among modes which doesn't 
exist at the momet. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Peggy Coster is opposed to the proposal as people on a fixed income haven't seen their income 
increase in ten years. This increase will take away independence for people and will isolate 
them. She doesn't think that fares should be raised until Muni runs on time. 

Laurie Graham, Chair, PCC Executive Committee, stated that the PCC has worked hard to bring 
equity to paratransit fares in all modes. She urged the board to accept the proposed fare 



structure. She appreciates the dedicated taxi-medallion holders who are providing good service 
to people with disabilities, adding that ramped taxi drivers have said that they couldn't meet their 
own expenses if it weren't for ramped taxi orders. 

Bruce Oka, PCC member, noted that the PCC has have been talking about this fare equity issue 
for more than six years. They are concerned about people on SSI and all others that are on some 
kind of fixed income but Muni has an unequal fare structure that needs to be equitable. Please 
support the staff recommendation. 

Cheryl Damico, Chairman of the PCC paratransit lift van group, stated that the committee has 
worked on this proposal for a long time. If approved, it will cost her more but she supports the 
measure. It's important to have fare equity within the system. 

David Pilpel questioned whether the public hearing has been properly noticed and asked for an 
analysis of paratransit trips. He also asked if there were any other changes to the MTA fees, rate 
and fare structure. 

Karen Young-Simmons is in support of the proposal. 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

13. Authorizing the Director to enact the following regulation governing the parking of vehicles 
in accordance with provisions of the San Francisco Traffic Code: 

ESTABLISH - CONSULATE PARKING ONLY, AT ALL TIMES - Baker Street, east side, 
from 1 1 feet to 64 feet north of Green Street (5 3 -foot zone). (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-026 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black and Casey 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute an emergency interim service agreement and property use 
license for towing, storage and disposal of abandoned and illegally parked vehicles with 
TEGSCO/San Francisco Auto Return, on substantially the same terms applicable under the 
current contract for a term commencing in March 2004 and not to exceed one year, for the 



purpose of maintaining continuity of service and protecting the public welfare while the City 
negotiates a long-term contract for these services. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
contract and resolution.) 

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

15. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Amendment No. 4 to Contract CS-103, 
Professional Engineering Consultant Services to support MUNI Light Rail Vehicle Procurement, 
with Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc. for further consulting services through closeout of light rail 
vehicle replacement program; increasing the contract by $1,500,978, for a total contract amount 
not to exceed $17,223,332; and extending the term of the contract through December 31, 2007. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-027 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black and Casey 

16. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR- 1 186, Cable Car Traffic Signal Preemption at 
California Street and Grant Avenue, to Millard Tong Construction Company for a total contract 
amount of $329,848. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-028 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black and Casey 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 



1. Call to Order 

( hairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 6:15 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Karen Kirby, Deputy City Attorney 
Mike Hursh, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Transportation 
Bond Yee, Traffic Engineer 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Black, Casey-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Carmen Marcel-Ahnodovar, Superior Ct. #404422 filed on 2/13/02 for $1,000,000 
RESOLUTION 04-029 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 



ABSENT - Black and Casey 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:33 p.m. 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced the board met in closed session to discuss Marcel-Almodovar vs. 
CCSF with the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the case. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Black, Casey- 
absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, C A 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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^Municipal Transportation Agency 
And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

SPECIAL MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 2 5 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

02-25-04P02 CVD 



Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

H. Welton Flynn 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
Station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

5. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

6. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENGY 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED, BY THE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

7. Public Hearing to consider the MTA's proposal to consider paratransit fare changes for the 
Municipal Railway. 

8. Approving the Municipal Railway Department's FY2005 Operating Budget in the amount of 
$475,945,655; approving the Department of Parking and Traffic's FY2005 Operating and Capital 
Budget in the amount of $$72,627,498; certifying that the FY2005 budgets are adequate to make 
substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards; approving labor 
savings including the possibility of reductions in the workforce; finding that the changes to paratransit 
fares are exempt from CEQA review; approving a new Muni paratransit passenger fare schedule to 
take effect on September 1, 2004; authorizing the director to discontinue service on the 3 or 4 line and 
the 7 line after completion of public hearings, environmental review and Board of Supervisors review; 
finding that proposed service discontinuations are subject to environmental review; approving the fare 
change request to waive fares on New Year's Eve 2004, authorizing the continuance of the Class Pass 

program; and authorizing the implementation of short-term experimental fares; authorizing the 

Director to execute an agreement with BART for use of the Fast Pass on BART in San Francisco; 
authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with BART for Muni to accept payment from BART 
for providing connecting bus service to BART stations; . (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and attachments.) (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

9. Authorizing the Director to execute an emergency interim service agreement and property use 
license for towing, storage and disposal of abandoned and illegally parked vehicles with TEGSCO/San 
Francisco Auto Return, on substantially the same terms applicable under the current contract for a term 



commencing in March 2004, for the purpose of maintaining continuity of service and protecting the 
public welfare while the City negotiates a long-term contract for these services. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, contract and resolution.) 

ADJOURN 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

^MINUTES 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

SPECIAL MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAR 1 1 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING A TRAFFIC 



4:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:12 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

The secretary announced that the Interim Tow Contract Agreement had been removed from the 
agenda at the request of staff. 

The secretary also announced that Room 421 has been set up as an overflow room for the 
meeting. People who were in the overflow room would be given time to get to Room 400 if they 
want to address the board. 

Director Burns stated that the interim tow contract is an emergency agreement that he has been 
hoping to get approved by the board prior to execution. Under the Administrative Code, the 
Chairman of the Board and he may sign an emergency contract but must bring it to the full board 
at the first opportunity thereafter. Directors Casey and Flynn expressed their opposition to 
waiving the city's minimum wage or health care ordinances. Director Burns noted that the item 
was pulled from the evening's agenda tonight because of those ordinances. 

David Pilpel asked for an opportunity to comment about this item. Chairman Vaughns stated 
that it was off the agenda. 

Director Burns introduced Commander Sylvia Harper as the new head of DPT's Enforcement 

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Division. Commander Harper has been with the San Francisco Police Department since 1976 
and has received the Bronze Medal of Honor as well as numerous other commendations. She 
assumed responsibility for the Enforcement Division on February 23 rd . Chairman Vaughns 
commended Commander Harper and offered the congratulations and support of the board. 
Commander Harper is honored to represent the department, noting that her father worked for 
Muni. She will use her close ties to the Police Department to bring the MTA and the SFPD 
closer together. 

Director Burns reported that the J-line track work didn't occur as previously announced due to 
rain. The work will occur, weather permitting, over the next two weekends. Muni will provide 
substitute buses. 

Over the weekend, Secretary Mineta toured the Third St. Project along with Mayor Newsom, 
Directors Din, Flynn and Kasolas and the FTA Regional Administrator, Leslie Rogers. The 
Secretary was pleased with the project. 

5. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

CAC Chairman Dan Murphy council reviewed a number of budget recommendations made by the 
CAC at a recent meeting. The board has received a copy of these recommendations. He also urged 
approval of the paratransit fare proposal that had been previously endorsed by the CAC. Mr. Murphy 
also expressed appreciation on behalf of the CAC to the budget staff for their generosity with their 
time and for accommodating the CAC's meeting schedule. He also thanked the CAC's secretary, 
Vincent Dunlap. (Chairman Vaughns thanked Mr. Murphy for the recommendations. The comments 
will be provided to Mr. Burns for an appropriate response.) 

6. Public Comment 

David Pilpel has serious concerns about a difficult interaction he had with the board secretary 
and about being provided with public information in an appropriate manner. He would like the 
board to discuss the matter. (Director Flynn stated that it wouldn't be proper to discuss a 
personnel matter in this manner. Chairman Vaughns replied that she would speak to Mr. Pilpel 
after the board meeting.) 

John Coll would like to discuss changes in services. He is concerned that the 7-Haight and the 4- 
Sutter are electric lines and will be replaced with diesel lines. As a life long asthma sufferer, he 
urged Muni to go electric pursuant to the 1970 controversy over removing electric bus lines on 
Market St. 

Ernestine Weiss stated that operators don't want the right turn from Stockton onto Clay as it 
causes problems. There needs to be a timed light at Clay and Van Ness. Parking should be 
removed on Sacramento and Clay as people who live there have garages. She noted that parking 
should also be removed in the vicinity of Powell and Kearny. 



Marianne Graycloud is a senior citizen with a heart disorder and arthritis. She is concerned that 
the proposed service cuts will mean that she will have to stand in the bus because the front seats 
won't be available for her to sit in. This means she will fall and injure herself. 

Norm Rolfe is bothered by proposed changes as it is a reduction in the electric operation. Prop I 
will probably pass so Muni needs to look at implementing more electric lines rather than cutting 
them. It's time to revive the proposal to electrify the 71-Haight/Noriega. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENGY 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED, BY THE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

7. Public Hearing to consider the MTA's proposal to consider paratransit fare changes for the 
Municipal Railway. 

8. Approving the Municipal Railway Department's FY2005 Operating Budget in the amount of 
$475,945,655; approving the Department of Parking and Traffic's FY2005 Operating and Capital 
Budget in the amount of $72,627,498; certifying that the FY2005 budgets are adequate to make 
substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards; approving labor 
savings including the possibility of reductions in the workforce; finding that the changes to paratransit 
fares are exempt from CEQA review; approving a new Muni paratransit passenger fare schedule to 
take effect on September 1, 2004; authorizing the director to discontinue service on the 3 or 4 line and 
the 7 line after completion of public hearings, environmental review and Board of Supervisors review; 
finding that proposed service discontinuations are subject to environmental review; approving the fare 
change request to waive fares on New Year's Eve 2004, authorizing the continuance of the Class Pass 
program; and authorizing the implementation of short-term experimental fares; authorizing the 
Director to execute an agreement with BART for use of the Fast Pass on BART in San Francisco; 
authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with BART for Muni to accept payment from BART 
for providing connecting bus service to BART stations; . (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and attachments.) (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

Items 7 and 8 were called together. 

Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation reviewed the MTA budget. DPT's budget is currently in 
balance. Both Muni and DPT's budgets include the assumption that employees will continue to 
contribute 7.5% toward their retirement programs, consistent with the city's current budget plans. The 
proposed service adjustments will be subject to a full public process and is subject to approval by the 
Board of Supervisors. This is a difficult time for Muni as well as other city departments and is 
extremely difficult for transit throughout the Bay Area. BART is looking at a deficit of over $40 
million and other transit agencies are looking at a 20-30% adjustment in service. 



Alicia Fletcher, Muni Budget Manager, reviewed key assumptions in the budget including: 

• A 1 7% increase in health care costs 

• The Employer retirement contribution rate will be 4.5% as approved by the Retirement 
Board. 

• Employees will continue to contribute 7.5% to their retirement 

• No wage increases. 

• This will be the last year of the economic downturn. 

Ms. Fletcher added that there will be approximately 125 employees that will be laid off. Muni will be 
prioritizing external customer service and will focus the layoffs on professional, administrative and 
clerical staff. Staff has committed to working with the CAC for determining priorities for deferral of 
capital projects. 

Peter Straus, Manager, Service Planning reviewed the proposal to adjust service. Ridership has 
declined 7.5% and the proposed cuts are less than 3% of Muni's total service. The Board is not being 
asked to make a final decision tonight. The proposal will return to the MTA board following public 
input. 

Vice Chairman Kasolas asked staff to provide a regular report to the board on ridership changes and 
service adjustments. 

Director Casey asked about the public process for the service adjustments. He anticipates that there 
will be a negative response and wondered if Muni had a fallback recommendation. Director Burns 
discussed the plan to seek input from the public. The criterion that Muni used for the proposed 
adjustments was ridership. The board or the feedback that Muni gets from the public might direct 
them to consider other factors. 

Director Flynn asked staff to let the board know how many people come to the public meetings to hear 
about the service adjustments. 

Director Casey asked for clarification about the assumption that there will be no wage increases. He 
asked staff to provide a recent history of TWU operator wages. He also asked about the $2.5 million 
in savings that are to be achieved through negotiations. He understands the sensitivity of the situation 
but added that the board is being asked to pass a budget that includes labor savings without any 
explanation of what those savings entail. Director Burns stated that staff has an internal strategy but 
it's not appropriate to share it publicly as negotiations haven't yet started. 

Chairman Vaughns noted that all unions had been informed about the budget hearing and were invited 
to attend two meetings that were held on January 30 th and February 12 th . 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bruce Oka, PCC member and CAC member, urged the MTA Board to pass the paratransit fare 
adjustments as recommended by the PCC. This proposal is the result of over eight years of hard work. 



Nobody wants to see increases, particularly for those who need low fares, however there needs to be 
fare equity. It hurts to raise fares and there will be an impact but there is also a safety net in place. 
This is a fair proposal. 

William Sisk, TWU 250A, commented that while staff considers the plan to be service adjustments, 
TWU calls them cuts. There will be a public outcry over this plan as the riders have already started a 
petition. Prop. E called for reliable and safe service. If you cut the 5-Fulton owl service, nurses won't 
be able to go to work in the middle of the night. A majority of the targeted lines operate in minority 
neighborhoods. This plan burdens the public. 

Rafael Cabrera stated that you can't balance the budget on the back of labor. The community should 
be told what's going on before any decision is made. People deserve quality service. He is willing to 
work in good faith. Service is already missing and now staff is proposing more cuts on top of what's 
already missing. 

David Pilpel thinks that this process has not been good, as some information has only been revealed at 
the last minute. There has been no notice on the vehicles and the staff analysis is sketchy. There are 
no alternatives to the proposals. He doesn't understand how the board can certify that Muni will make 
progress on the service standards if the board hasn't seen the FY05 service standards. Muni is putting 
the budget on a credit card, which is a bad practice. The BART resolution should be a separate action 
and the environmental review process isn't complete. 

Glenda Lavigne, Local 200 stated that last year staff assumed we'd pay 7.5%. Labor went to its' 
members and said it was important. Then management started to hire people and to give bonuses and 
raises. This budget is being balanced on labor. What happened to the suggestions she made last year? 
We're in the exact same place doing the exact same thing. 

Sarita Britt noted that Training is already short staffed and shouldn't be cut. The Woods division is 
short 25 to 30 runs a day. Employees are not going to give back the 7.5% this year. 

Peter Ehrlich, an F-line Operator thinks that by eliminating the 7 and 4 lines, Muni will be in violation 
of the judges order for the Bayview Associates. He added that the F-line along the Embarcadero is 
well patronized on the weekdays and is at "crush load" during the summer. Muni is already having 
problems at Green, Flynn, and Potrero due to missing equipment. 

Pat Jackson, Business Rep, SEKJ-790, stated that there is no agreement by 790 to give back the 7.5% 
retirement contribution. This budget is being balanced on the back of labor. It's not fair to ask people 
at the bottom of the pile to give back when management positions are still being filled. 

Lawanna Preston, Staff Director, SEIU Local 790, stated that her members will not agree to give back 
the 7.5% for a second year, especially when people are hired who make over $100,000. She represents 
janitors, and people who don't make $35,000 who are getting nothing. This is dehumanizing, rude, 
and disrespectful. The law requires Muni to meet and confer in good faith. She requests that Muni 
meet with labor in good faith and not assume that there will be raises and benefits and that the lowest 
paid workers will give back. Don't take any action that will harm women, people of color and children. 



Victor Grayson is an operator at Presidio Division where most of the proposed cuts will occur. Muni 
is supposed to be a happy family and be about trust. Last year, operators took two furlough days and 
gave up a general sign up. The big raise that happened right afterwards looked bad. As an option, 
staff should ask the downtown corridor to pay more, as they benefit the most. 

Teri Lowe, Presidio Operator, started as an operator two years ago and is still not at full pay. She's a 
single parent who has been asked to give things up. She wants to provide safe service. She asks for a 
plan so she can buy a home for her family. 

Jeremy Nelson, Transportation for a Liveable City, stated that he is glad to see that no fare increase has 
been proposed. A three percent cut in service isn't severe in the overall scheme but it's dramatic on 
the individual lines. He is opposed to the service cuts and has a list of 17 possible funding or revenue 
sources. The list includes increasing the commercial tax on parking, increasing public parking fees, 
eliminating free parking, extending hours and days of paid parking spaces, increasing fees and fines, 
and establishing a local gas tax and local license fee. 

David Tornheim is outraged at the proposal to cut service. The 5-Fulton schedule hasn't changed at all 
in the ten years he has lived here. Service needs to be increased. Taxes need to be raised and cars 
parked on sidewalks should be ticketed. People count on the 5-Owl to get to work. He added that there 
was no outreach to the public about these cuts. 

Janeen Castner represents Muni clerks and wants the board to listen to the operators as they speak with 
validity and with personal experience. Please recognize that the obligation to meet and confer is 
important. She is thankful for her seniority as a clerk but if Muni loses clerks, they will lose important 
infrastructure. 

Lesley Bonnet rides the 2 or the 4 line to work and often watches a full bus pass her by. Please don't 
trust the numbers. If Muni's goal is to make every line as unpleasant as 38, Muni will lose ridership. 

Robert Myers, Director, CYC Connections, thinks that service cuts aren't appropriate at this point as 
the buses are already crowded and people with disabilities can't get seats. These cuts will affect the 
indigent and homeless and people will lose jobs because the buses are late. If Muni hadn't 
misappropriated funds, this wouldn't be a problem. It's not fair to but the additional burden on labor. 
The pay of managers, directors and senior staff should be cut. 

Griff Humphrey, PCC committee member, supports the paratransit equity proposal submitted to board. 
The increase in the lift van fare will increase his cost. People should pay approximately the same 
amount. The current fare structure is discriminatory. 

Jean Ellis- Jones has been an operator for 24 years. The 14-Mission runs through the heart of the 
Mission. The other adjustments are a joke. Nobody has assessed the corridors, nobody has looked at 
how the community has upgraded and nobody has looked at service to the hospitals. 



Ron Mitchell, JLMB, suggested that Muni must deal with scheduling in the right manner. He referred 
to a report that was written 54 years ago that said that runs weren't scheduled correctly back then. The 
same thing is still happening. Cutting lines isn't going to get people where they need to go. Transit 
should be promoted, not taken away. 

Bill Sisk, TWU 250A stated that operators and hospital workers are taking the hits. Mayor Newsom 
said that people who make over $100,000 should step up to the plate. He sees nobody in the room 
stepping up to the plate. 

Darryl Davin is a Muni operator who stated that these changes aren't positive for everyone. There are 
people resting on their laurels while operators have to pass people by who are just trying to get to 
work. These cuts will affect the public and operators. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment on items 7 and 8. 

Director Casey proposed an amendment to the resolution that would require staff to return to the board 
for approval if there was a net change in the budget of one percent in revenues or expenditures rather 
than five percent. Director Bums noted that despite having authorization last year to approve up to a 
five percent change, he brought the budget back to the board for all changes. Director Burns is 
comfortable with the amendment as it's his intention to have an open process and to bring everything 
back to the board. 

On the motion to amend the budget to require board approval if there is a net change of one percent in 
revenues or expenditures: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

Director Casey proposed a second amendment that would reinstate the 7.5% in employees' wages that 
were previously assumed to be applied to their retirement plan and that the Director of Transportation 
shall identify and incorporate savings of an equal amount from other areas of the budget which shall 
not result in layoffs or wage and benefit reductions of employees covered by a collective bargaining 
agreement. 

Director Casey clarified his intent by adding that this amendment doesn't assume that employees will 
agree to give back the 7.5% retirement contribution as that item is yet to be negotiated. The Director 
of Transportation would have to find another $12.5 million in the budget that doesn't result in layoffs 
or staff reductions. The total budget amount will not change. 

Director Burns commented that if there was another $12.5 million available in the budget that could be 
applied to the current 125 layoffs or service cuts, staff would have included that. Staff hasn't been 
able to identify other expense reductions or revenue increases beyond what's been proposed. If the 
amendment is approved, staff would have to take an additional $12.5 million out of the service. These 
service cuts would be 2.5 times as large as the plan presented this evening, which would impact 



Muni's customers substantially. Director Burns is not in position to recommend that course of action 
and the only other alternative is a fare increase. 

Director Casey stated that out of a $31.5 million deficit, $19.5 million is against labor. This is a 
disproportionate burden that is being placed on the men and women that drive this system. We 
shouldn't assume that the $12.5 million would mean service cuts as staff may find other avenues over 
the next few months. He has to believe that additional avenues can be found or this will come back to 
haunt us as it will make negotiations much more difficult. It will send the absolute wrong message to 
employees at a time when managers have had their wages increased. We need to think about the 
message. 

Director Din is not comfortable with the proposed amendment as we already have six million on a 
credit card for next year and he doesn't want to increase that burden. 

On the motion to amend the budget to reinstate the 7.5% employee contribution and find an additional 
$12.5 million in cuts that would not result in layoffs or a reduction in wages or benefits: 

AYES - Black and Casey 

NAYES - Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

The motion failed adoption. 

On the motion to approve the budget as amended: 

RESOLUTION 04-030 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

NAYES - Black and Casey 

ABSENT - McCray 

9. Authorizing the Director to execute an emergency interim service agreement and property use 
license for towing, storage and disposal of abandoned and illegally parked vehicles with TEGSCO/San 
Francisco Auto Return, on substantially the same terms applicable under the current contract for a term 
commencing in March 2004, for the purpose of maintaining continuity of service and protecting the 
public welfare while the City negotiates a long-term contract for these services. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, contract and resolution.) 

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 



David Pilpcl asked for an opportunity to comment. Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney advised 
the board that since no action was taken, they did not have to take public comment on the item. She 
added that the board secretary had announced that the item had been removed at the start of the 
meeting and that Mr. Pilpel did have an opportunity to address the board about this matter under 
Public Comment but did not avail himself of the opportunity. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:24 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



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TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2004 

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REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

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ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



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The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

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the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

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attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
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For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-February 17, 2004 Regular Meeting 
-February 27, 2004 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Muni Quarterly Service Standards Report 

-DPT Quarterly Service Standards Report 

-Quarterly Report on Key Capital Projects 

-Clean Air Plan 

-Haight & Page Traffic Circles 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Allstate Insurance, Superior Ct. #420515, filed on 5/15/03 for $919.69 

B. Allstate Insurance, Superior Ct. #CGC03422483, filed on 7/16/03 for $1,739.92 

C. Linnette Oakley, Superior Ct. #41 1 184 filed on 8/4/02 for $3,500 

D. Pauline Sapp, Superior Ct. #323165 filed on 7/24/01 for $3,500 

E. Marciano Bahlio Bravo Filho, Unlitigated Claim #0402081 filed on 3/28/03 for $7509.12 

F. Rippe Properties, Unlitigated Claim #9401 142 filed on 10/20/03 for $9,192 

G. Paul Alvis, Superior Ct. #425262 filed on 10/0/03 for $11,000 

H. Sabrina Cortez, Unlitigated Claim 0302874 filed on 2/28/03 for $12,941.62 

I. Ronald Fong, Unlitigated Claim 0401 195 filed on 10/23/03 for $14,261.33 

J. Hanna Joan McAuliffe, Superior Ct. #307759 filed on 1 1/9/99 for $25,000 

K. Jessica Miller & Amanda Ceja, Superior Ct. #413649 filed on 10/17/02 for $25,568.20 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING 7 AM - 5 PM SCHOOL DAYS and 
ESTABLISH TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING 7 AM - 6 PM SCHOOL DAYS - 
Washington Street, south side, between Stockton and Powell Streets 

B. ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Monterey Boulevard, north 
side, at Circular Avenue, from the west end of the driveway of 66 Monterey Boulevard to 
the east end of the driveway of 76 Monterey Boulevard. 

C. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA *'N" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 14th Avenue, both sides, between Anza 
Street and Geary Boulevard and Cabrillo Street, both sides, between 14th and 15th Avenues. 

D. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA"Z"(2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Church Street, both sides, between 26th 
and Cesar Chavez Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "O" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 20th Avenue, west side, between 
Ulloa and Vicente Streets. 

F. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "R" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Willow Street, south side, 
between Buchanan and Laguna Streets and 1200 and 1300 blocks of Buchanan Street, 
east side, between Larch Way and Willow Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (DPT) 



(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $82,400 in federal Technical Study Grant 
funding for the FY2004 Short Range Transit Plan Interim Update and the FY2006 SRTP. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract No. CS-140: 
Construction Management Services for the Paratransit Debit Card System, to evaluate and select 
the highest-ranking proposer, and negotiate a contract with the selected proposer, for an amount 
not to exceed $300,000, and term not to exceed five years. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to execute an emergency interim service agreement and property use 
license for towing, storage and disposal of abandoned and illegally parked vehicles with 
TEGSCO/San Francisco Auto Return, on substantially the same terms applicable under the 
current contract for a term commencing in March 2004, for the purpose of maintaining continuity 
of service and protecting the public welfare while the City negotiates a long-term contract for 
these services. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, contract and resolution.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Authorizing the award of a contract to Sedgwick Claims Management Services for Workers' 
Compensation Third Party Claims Administration, in an amount not to exceed $3,183 million per 
year for five years, with the option of three one-year extensions to be exercised at the sole 
discretion of the MTA. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to submit a supplemental appropriation to the Board of Supervisors 
for $2,235,683 to fund contract oversight, completion and closeout costs; construction of an 
operator restroom; beautification of the subway vent and; maintenance costs from the Mission & 
Steuart Hotel project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 



4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4. 1 ) Approving a settlement with Electric Transit Inc. (ETI), whereby ETI will be relieved of its 
\\ axranty, bonding, liquidated damages (including late deliveries and fleet defects), excess weight 
penalties, and other various obligations under Contract No. 888, and the City will be released 
from any claims that ETI (or its shareholders) might assert arising out of the Contract, in 
exchange for ETI undertaking a $4,500,000 retrofit program, providing $8,000,000 for Muni's 
use, providing Muni with $3,000,000 for spare parts, $50,000 for re-assembly of paint booths, 
rent payments on Pier 5 for five years, a guaranty from AAI Corporation of certain performance 
under this Settlement Agreement, furnishing parts, equipment, facilities, and technical support to 
Muni, and assigning all existing subcontractor and supplier warranties and other obligations to 
Muni. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIP AL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR - 8 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:07 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black 
H. Welton Flynn 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-On motion to approve the minutes of the February 17, 2004 Regular Meeting and the 
February 27, 2004 Special Meeting: unanimously approved (Black, Flynn- absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
Director Din requested an update on the Kirkland Reuse Project. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Muni Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-DPT Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-Quarterly Report on Key Capital Projects 



-Clean Air Plan 

-Page St. Traffic Circles 

-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Burns is pleased to present the March Special Recognition Award to Dorothy 
Fields who staffs the front counter at Human Relations. Ms. Fields started her career as a transit 
operator in 1991. In her current position, she has consistently provided outstanding service to 
Muni employees. She goes out of her way to offer reliable and friendly service. Ms. Fields 
thanked everyone adding that the job is exactly what she wanted and is where she needs to be as 
she loves to help people. Chairman Vaughns extended her appreciation on behalf of the board. 

APTA recently held it's annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Directors Vaughns 
and Kasolas attended the conference on behalf of the MTA. Other city representatives included 
Supervisors Ammiano and Dufty. Meetings were held with Congressman Pelosi, Senator Boxer 
and the staff of Senator Feinstein to discuss federal priorities, including the continuation of 
funding for Third Street as a top priority. 

Over the next weekend, anti-war demonstrations are being planned. This will require rerouting 
of buses and the deployment of PCO's to manage traffic. 

Muni has arranged for a number of public meetings to discuss the proposed service adjustments. 
A notice about these meetings has been posted on buses and on-line. Staff will gather sign-in 
sheets, collect comments and suggestions made by the public and will report back to the board in 
April. The MTA budget was submitted on time to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors. 

Notice to Proceed was issued for the Metro East project. Because of the contracting method that 
will be used for this project, approximately 60 subcontracts will be coming forward to the board 
within the next 90 days. 

Chairman Vaughns asked staff to include information about Muni's outreach efforts when they 
present the Geary Transit Improvement Project. 

Fred Stephens, Muni General Manager, presented the Quarterly Service Standards Report for the 
quarter ending Dec. 31, 2003. The on-time performance goal was 82% but Muni achieved 68%. 
Recent data on this measure shows improvement and Muni is currently at 71.5%. Staff doesn't 
expect to meet the 85% on-time performance goal by July 1. While Muni has put much time and 
energy into this goal, it has taken longer than expected to achieve it. 

Chairman Vaughns expressed her appreciation to Mr. Stephens, Hursh and Johnson for the tour. 
She noted that while Muni has come a long way in four years, it needs to come together as an 
organization to either meet the 85% goal or say that it's unrealistic. Fred Stephens knows that 
staff is very concerned about the goal and that given the complexity of Muni's system, modes 
and schedules, they are making progress. Chairman Vaughns asked staff to look at it more 
pointedly as 68% is unacceptable. 



Director McCray asked staff to report back to the board about why people aren't passing 
probation. He asked for information about the residency of these employees as well. 

Director McCray also inquired about on-time performance on weekends. He consistently hears 
from people that they can't get to church on time. General Manager Stephens said that he would 
look into it. 

Director Kasolas asked staff to include information about what was actually achieved in addition 
to the goal for prior years for future Service Standard reports. He asked for information about the 
on-time performance of other transit properties. G.M. Stephens said he would provide the 
information. 

Gerry Norman, Deputy Director, Department of Parking & Traffic presented the DPT quarterly 
Service Standards. Staff will present a report to the board about the Citations division once it is 
complete. 

Exec. Director Burns announced that on March 2, Prop I was passed by voters. Jose Cisneros, 
Deputy Director, External Affairs and Marty Mellara, Assistant Electrical Engineer, presented 
Muni's Clean Air Plan. The key point is to have a zero emission fleet by 2020 by using fuel cell 
and battery powered buses in the fleet. With the purchase of 375 low emission diesel buses and 
installation of particulate matter traps on older buses, Muni has reduced emissions by 88% 
between 1997 and 2003. Muni has the lowest emissions per passenger rate in the state. Muni 
plans to maximize the use of zero emission vehicles and incorporate the use of hybrid buses. The 
California Air Resources Board is considering changes to their regulations. Muni has always 
been in full compliance with state and federal mandates. Some of the Prop I deadlines are more 
aggressive than what Muni can achieve. Prop. I includes replacing the reserve fleet, but doesn't 
identify any funds to accomplish that task. Muni is looking at how to address that issue. 

Exec. Director Burns commented that the Controller estimates the cost will be $20 million over 
and above the standard bus replacement program. The timeframe outlined in Prop. I doesn't 
coincide with federal timeframes. Muni hopes that Prop. I's passage will bring people together 
to focus on the common goal of finding funding sources and lobbying for appropriate legislative 
changes. Muni isn't saying that they can't meet the schedule but the timeframes are extremely 
ambitious as there is no money identified to replace the reserve buses. 

Bridget Smith, Manager, Liveable Streets Program and Manito Velasco, Traffic Calming 
Program Manager presented the Page St. Traffic Circle Project. This project has created much 
controversy and staff is moving the project into the end of the trial phase. The residents in the 
neighborhood have been asked to vote on the issue. Pending the outcome of the vote, and input 
received from other city departments such as the Fire and Police departments, staff will evaluate 
the viability of installing permanent traffic circles. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 



Dan Murphy, CAC Chairman noted that the CAC had neglected to thank Peter Straus for 
walking them through the proposed service adjustments. The CAC has also met with Nelson 
Nygard on their draft audit of the MTA's Service Standards. The CAC feels strongly about the 
85% on-time performance standard as it is unlike other standards. This one is imposed by city 
charter and is not subject to change, unless by a vote of the people. BC Transit in Vancouver has 
more stringent standards. The CAC has recommendations regarding the Geary Improvement 
Project, and thinks it is a terrific program to improve transit for a small amount of money. It's an 
excellent example of thinking about affordable programs that can have a large impact. They 
support the Clean Air plan in concept. It's the best possible plan that exists given the constraints 
and is the most responsible plan possible. The CAC endorses changing the CARB NOx 
emission standard as certifying the hybrid bus is essential. Muni should conduct a marketing 
campaign asking riders to take their trash with them and car cleaners should be put at major 
terminals. The speed of resolving Passenger Service Reports is important but the total number 
of PSR's received doesn't correspond to rider satisfaction. DPT should incorporate the Transit 
First policy into their mission statement. Annual pedestrian accident and fatality reports should 
be part of DPT's service standards as well as response time for driveway tows. (Chairman 
Vaughns thanked Mr. Murphy for the valuable information.) 

9. Public Comment 

Stephanie Sellai, GCA Strategies, pointed out that the Page St. Traffic Circles are very 
controversial. The Fire Department is against them and they have received many letters from 
residents who are opposed. Neighborhood associations are also opposed as well as the Mayor's 
Disability Council. Bridget Smith has recommended against the project and, since grant funds 
have run out, the project should be reconsidered. 

Jens Raduschewski lives on Fillmore and Hayes where the noise of the 22-Fillmore buses is 
excessive and louder than most car alarms. Something has to be done. He recognizes the need 
to assist people with disabilities but neighbors are subjected to beeping every 10 minutes, 24 
hours per day. He will discuss this further with Mike Hursh, the Deputy G.M., Maintenance. 

Barry Taranto wonders why LRV on-time performance is so poor when LRV's have a dedicated 
right of way. The board needs to get a quarterly report on citations so they know how PCO's are 
focusing their efforts. A task force should be created to settle the rift between PCO's and cab 
drivers. Muni buses are taking over the cabstand on 4 th and Townsend. They should stage their 
buses at another location. Ricardo Villea should receive a special award for diligently removing 
signs on Mission St. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Allstate Insurance, Superior Ct. #420515, filed on 5/15/03 for $919.69 

B. Allstate Insurance, Superior Ct. #CGC03422483, filed on 7/16/03 for $1,739.92 

C. Linnette Oakley, Superior Ct. #41 1 184 filed on 8/4/02 for $3,500 

D. Pauline Sapp, Superior Ct. #323165 filed on 7/24/01 for $3,500 

E. Marciano Bahlio Bravo Filho, Unlitigated Claim #0402081 filed on 3/28/03 for $7509.12 

F. Rippe Properties, Unlitigated Claim #9401 142 filed on 10/20/03 for $9,192 

G. Paul Alvis, Superior Ct. #425262 filed on 10/0/03 for $11,000 

H. Sabrina Cortez, Unlitigated Claim 0302874 filed on 2/28/03 for $12,941.62 

I. Ronald Fong, Unlitigated Claim 0401195 filed on 10/23/03 for $14,261.33 

J. Hanna Joan McAuliffe, Superior Ct. #307759 filed on 1 1/9/99 for $25,000 

K. Jessica Miller & Amanda Ceja, Superior Ct. #413649 filed on 10/17/02 for $25,568.20 

RESOLUTION 04-031 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING 7 AM - 5 PM SCHOOL DAYS and 
ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING 7 AM - 6 PM SCHOOL DAYS - 
Washington Street, south side, between Stockton and Powell Streets 

B. ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Monterey Boulevard, north 
side, at Circular Avenue, from the west end of the driveway of 66 Monterey Boulevard to 
the east end of the driveway of 76 Monterey Boulevard. 

C. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 14th Avenue, both sides, between Anza 
Street and Geary Boulevard and Cabrillo Street, both sides, between 14th and 15th Avenues. 

D. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA"Z"(2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Church Street, both sides, between 26th 
and Cesar Chavez Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "O" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 20th Avenue, west side, between 
Ulloa and Vicente Streets. 

F. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "R" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Willow Street, south side, 
between Buchanan and Laguna Streets and 1200 and 1300 blocks of Buchanan Street, 



east side, between Larch Way and Willow Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-032 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $82,400 in federal Technical Study Grant 
funding for the FY2004 Short Range Transit Plan Interim Update and the FY2006 SRTP. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-033 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract No. CS-140: 
Construction Management Services for the Paratransit Debit Card System, to evaluate and select 
the highest-ranking proposer, and negotiate a contract with the selected proposer, for an amount 
not to exceed $300,000, and term not to exceed five years. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-034 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black and Flynn, 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

11. Authorizing the Director to execute an emergency interim service agreement and property use 
license for towing, storage and disposal of abandoned and illegally parked vehicles with 
TEGSCO/San Francisco Auto Return, on substantially the same terms applicable under the 
current contract for a term commencing in March 2004, for the purpose of maintaining continuity 
of service and protecting the public welfare while the City negotiates a long-term contract for 
these services. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, contract and resolution.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Mark Gleason, Teamsters Local 6, thanked the Board for their concern about the workers. They 
have achieved recognition and look forward to moving forward. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the Chairman and the Director of Transportation have authorized 
the execution of this agreement pursuant to the City's emergency provisions. The action before 



the board is to ratify the execution of the interim agreement. 

Director Casey asked for information about the number of workers that will be impacted by the 
\\ aiver and for how long. Gerry Norman, DPT deputy director, replied that the waiver applies to 
the subcontractors who are mostly current subcontractors with City Tow. The waiver will last for 
the duration of the temporary contract, which is expected to terminate in 60 to 90 days. The 
long-term contract clearly calls for the full compliance of the MCO and health benefits. 

Jim Ruben, Attorney for Tegsco/AutoReturn, commented that they have been asked to step up to 
fill in a hole. They haven't had a chance to survey each of City Tow's subcontractors as 
negotiations for the long-term contract and for the transition plan have been happening "round 
the clock". 

Director Casey made a motion to amend the resolution to stipulate that the waiver of these 
provisions would be in place for not longer than 60 days. Director McCray seconded the motion. 

Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney stated that the contract has already been executed. If the 
board adopted the amendment, it would require a contract modification. Adoption of a contract 
modification would be presented to the board at a future meeting. Because the contract has been 
fully executed, AutoReturn would have to agree with the amendment. 

Exec. Director Burns commented that AutoReturn will be stepping into City Tow's shoes in five 
days, and will be responsible for all towing in the city. This interim contract is the best way to 
continue with the current arrangement while negotiating a long-term contract. If Director 
Casey's amendment is adopted, at the end of the 60 days, if the long-term contract hasn't been 
fully adopted, we will have a serious problem. It's in everybody's interest to move this contract 
quickly. 

On motion to amend the resolution to provide a waiver for not longer than 60 days: 

AYES - Casey, McCray 

NAYES - Kasolas, Din, Vaughns 

ABSENT: Black and Flynn 

The amendment failed adoption. 

RESOLUTION 04-035 

On motion to ratify: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

NAYES - Casey 



ABSENT - Black and Flynn 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Authorizing the award of a contract to Sedgwick Claims Management Services for Workers' 
Compensation Third Party Claims Administration, in an amount not to exceed $3,183 million per 
year for five years, with the option of three one-year extensions to be exercised at the sole 
discretion of the MTA. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

William Rutland, representing Intercare, the service provider for the past two years, is concerned 
about their reputation. They have consistently provided a quality product yet received the lowest 
score in the process. They are entitled to know why they weren't selected. 

Kevin Hamm, Intercare, requested a debriefing as they were told by staff that they would receive 
it. Throughout the past two years, they were told they were doing an excellent job. They 
understand the competitive bid requirement, but this is strange. Prices went up substantially 
because of the inclusion of additional services in the RFP such as rehabilitation counselor. Even 
with that increase they are still $600,000 less than the Sedgwick proposal. 

Exec. Director Burns noted that there have been a few non-substantive and non-material changes 
to the contract, all favorable to the MTA. If the board approves this item, these changes will be 
made to the contract. Intercare did step into a situation two years ago on short notice and has 
performed well under the contract. This award is simply a matter of the competition required of 
any public entity. Staff will meet with Intercare to provide the requested information. 

Director Casey suggested that unions and other employee organizations be included in the 
process of selecting a vendor in cases where employees are the end users of the product. In 
addition, a survey should be conducted among employees to determine if the care they received 
was acceptable. He is concerned about changing a contract without involving the workers 
through their union. 

Exec. Director Burns commented that the suggestion has merit. Staff does hold regular joint 
labor management meetings to discuss employee issues. The City Charter obligates the MTA to 
use the competitive bid process. 

RESOLUTION 04-036 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black and Flynn 

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13. Authorizing the Director to submit a supplemental appropriation to the Board of Supervisors 
for $2,235,683 to fund contract oversight, completion and closeout costs; construction of an 
operator restroom; beautification of the subway vent and; maintenance costs from the Mission & 
Stcuart Hotel project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

Glenda Lavigne, Local 200 is unsure about the oversight of these funds. She wonders if we 
really need to beautify a vent when we're laying off people. 

Norman Rolfe reminded the board that abandoning this sight as a terminal exposed Muni to 
additional expenses. Another big item caused by the hotel construction is the cost of the noise 
isolation of the track slab. Muni should recover these and other operational costs. 

Exec. Director Burns reminded the board that this is a request for authorization for a 
supplemental appropriation as part of the project. All of these funds are coming from the 
developer in accordance with the agreement. To expend these funds, Muni needs appropriation 
authorization. The developer is paying for all costs associated with the hotel and these are not 
funds that are coming out of Muni's operating budget. 

RESOLUTION 04-037 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

RECUSED - Casey 

ABSENT - Black and Flynn 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 7:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 



Absent: Shirley Breyer Black 
H. Welton Flynn 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager 
Mike Hursh, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance 
Kerstin Magary, Senior Project Manager 
Mike Chinn, Senior Operations Manager 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Black, Flynn, 
McCray- absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

The board secretary noted that the board was meeting with counsel to discuss anticipated 
litigation. 

(4.1) Approving a settlement with Electric Transit Inc. (ETI), whereby ETI will be relieved of its 
warranty, bonding, liquidated damages (including late deliveries and fleet defects), excess weight 
penalties, and other various obligations under Contract No. 888, and the City will be released 
from any claims that ETI (or its shareholders) might assert arising out of the Contract, in 
exchange for ETI undertaking a $4,500,000 retrofit program, providing $8,000,000 for Muni's 
use, providing Muni with $3,000,000 for spare parts, $50,000 for re-assembly of paint booths, 
rent payments on Pier 15 for five years, a guaranty from AAI Corporation of certain performance 
under this Settlement Agreement, furnishing parts, equipment, facilities, and technical support to 
Muni, and assigning all existing subcontractor and supplier warranties and other obligations to 
Muni. 

RESOLUTION 04-038 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

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NAYES - Din 

ABSENT - Black and Flynn 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 7:35 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced the board met in closed session to discuss the ETI settlement with 
the city attorney. The board voted to settle the case by a 4 to 1 vote with Director Din opposed. 
(Black, Flynn-absent). 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Black, Flynn-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:38 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County ofSan Francisco 

.NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR - 5 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1 he Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( larltan B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-March 16, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Geary Transit Improvement Project 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Kenneth E. Niemi, Superior Ct. #418428, filed on 3/17/03 for $5,500 

B. Pamela Newman, Superior Ct. #409578, filed on 6/26/02 for $8,017.15 

C. Robert Silvas, Superior Ct. #419691, filed on 4/23/03 for $23,000 

D. Lana and Thomas Andrews, Superior Ct. #41 1826, filed on 8/23/02 for $24,900 

E. Carol Haney, Superior Ct. #CGC03423320 filed on 8/1 1/03 for $50,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - La Salle Avenue, north side, 
along the bulb-out across from the entrance to Osceola Lane; La Salle Avenue, north side, 
along the bulb-out at the entrance to Gloria R. Davis School; La Salle Avenue, south side, 
along the western bulb-out curb return at the closed-off portion of Osceola Lane; La Salle 
Avenue, south side, along the western and eastern bulb-out curb returns at Whitfield Lane 
and La Salle Avenue, north side, along the bulb-out contiguous to Ingalls Street. 

B. ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Treat Avenue, between the 
driveways of 1 609 and 1615 Treat Avenue. 

C. ESTABLISH PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Treat Avenue, 
west side, from the southern limit of the 1602 Treat Avenue curb cut to the southern 
terminus of Treat Avenue. 

D. ESTABLISH TRANSIT AND TAXIS ONLY ON EVENT DAYS AT CANDLESTICK 
PARK - Ingerson Avenue, between Giant's Drive and Hawes Street; Giant's Drive, south 
of Ingerson Avenue (Candlestick Park Bus Loop Roadway). 

E. ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 164 Lucky Street, west side, 
from 171 feet to 198 feet north of 26th Street (27-foot zone) 

F. RESCIND NO PARKING ANYTIME - 167 Lucky Street, east side, between the north 
and south property lines. 

G. RESCIND NO PARKING, 6 PM TO 8 PM, EXCEPT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - 
Harrison Street, west side, from 15th Street to 180 feet northerly. 

H. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J"(2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 

AM - 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Stanyan St, both sides, between 17th St. 

and Belgrave Ave.; Stanyan St., both sides, between 17th and Rivoli St. 
I. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME 

LIMIT, 8 AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Hickory Street, south side, 

between Gough and Octavia Streets; Lily Street, both sides, between Gough and Octavia 

Streets 
J. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 23rd Street, both sides, between 

Carolina and DeHaro Sts. 
K. ESTABLISH UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Baker Street, east side, 

between the driveways of #420 and #430 Baker Street. 
L. ESTABLISH UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 620-624 6th Avenue, east 

side, from 129 feet to 134 feet south of Balboa Street 



M. ESTABLISH ANGLE (60-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Randolph Street, north side, 

from 72 feet west of Arch Street to 1 1 5 feet west of Arch Street. 
N. RESCIND TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME and ESTABLISH UNMETERED 

MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Kaplan Lane, east side, from Clementina Street to the 

northern terminus. 
O. ESTABLISH TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME -Opposite Frontage of 1 35 1 - 

1355 DeHaro Street. 
P. ESTABLISH NO PARKING ANYTIME - Panama Street, both sides, west of Niantic 

Avenue to the terminus 
Q. RESCIND NO PARKING ANYTIME 9 AM to 2 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS and 

ESTABLISH NO PARKING ANYTIME, 8 AM TO 4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS - Phelan 

Avenue, west side, between Flood and Staples Avenues. 
R. RESCIND 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS and ESTABLISH 2- 

HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS - Montecito Avenue, south side, from 

Plymouth Avenue to Hazelwood Avenue 
S. RESCIND 2 HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS and ESTABLISH 2 

HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS - Hazelwoood Avenue, east side, from 

Staples Avenue to Judson Avenue. 
T. RESCIND 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS and ESTABLISH 

2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS - Greenwood Avenue, south side, 

from Plymouth Avenue to Hazelwood Avenue. 
U. RESCIND 2-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, EVERYDAY and ESTABLISH 2- 

HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, SCHOOL DAYS - Colon Avenue, both sides, from 

Greenwood Avenue to Terminus 
V. RESCIND TWO HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY and 

ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 10 PM, MONDAY THRU SUNDAY) - Chesley Street, east side, between 

Harrison Street and southern terminus. 
W. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U " (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 10 PM, MONDAY THRU SUNDAY) - 1 126 - 1 130 Harrison Street, north side, 

between 7th and 8th Streets; 1161 - 1161A Harrison Street and 1 163 - 1 165 Harrison 

Street, south side, between 7th and 8th Streets. 
X. RESCIND 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS and ESTABLISH 

2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS - Valdez Avenue, east side, from 

Monterey Boulevard to Greenwood Avenue 
Y. RESCIND 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, EXCEPT SATURDAYS AND 

SUNDAYS; RESCIND PARKING HOURS, 8 AM TO 4 PM, SUNDAYS AND 

HOLIDAYS EXCEPTED and ESTABLISH 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, 

SCHOOL DAYS - Hazelwood Ave., east side, from Monterey Blvd. to Staples Ave. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $39,165,244 in federal Section 5307 and 
CMAQ capital assistance for the following projects: Motor Coach Replacement-Alt Fuel;Cable 
Car Infrastructure Rehabilitation; Paratransit Van/Debit Card; MUNI Rail Replacement; 
Paratransit Assistance; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; Wayside Fare Collection Equipment; 



Motor Coach Replacement; Preventive Maintenance; LRV Procurement; Cable Car Vehicle 
Rehabilitation; Geneva Historic Car Enclosure; Motor Coach Clean Air Device Retrofit; Motor 
Coach Rehabilitation. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $534,401 of Carl Moyer grant funds for 
Muni's Bus Catalyst Device Procurement project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to enter into contract negotiations with ThyssenKrupp Elevator 
Company for an elevator maintenance agreement for full-service elevator maintenance and repair 
at Church & Castro Streets Stations in the Muni-Metro System. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.6) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 192, L-Line Track Replacement Emergency Project - 15 th & 
Taraval and 15* & Ulloa and authorizing the closeout of this contract. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.7) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve the Controller's determination that 
it is more economical to contract for janitorial services for the City's metered parking lots and 
shop facilities than to provide the same services with City and County employees. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (PA) 

(10.8) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination 
that it is more economical to contract for a Parking Citation Processing and Collection System 
than to provide the same services with City and County employees. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

(10.9) Recommends that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's certification that 
it is more economical to contract for a parking meter management system including collection 
and coin counting services, than to provide the same services with City and County employees. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Public hearing to consider proposed service adjustments, including termination of service 
and schedule and route changes, for the Municipal Railway on lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 9X, 
9AX, 9BX, 12, 14, 15, 16AX, 16BX, 21, 26, 29, 30, 33, 38, 41, 54, 66, 67, 71, 71L, 82X and F. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

12. Public hearing to consider a declaration of fiscal emergency for the Municipal Railway in 
compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) 



13. Consideration of Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1147 Third Street Light Rail 
Transit Platform Finishes and Special Systems regarding subcontractor substitution. The MTA 
Board of Directors will take testimony on and will consider adopting only one of the following 
two motions. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

(13.1) Approving Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1147, Third Street Light Rail 
Transit Platform Finishes and Special Systems, which substitutes Lewis M. Merlo, Inc. for Bay 
Area Concretes, and denies the objections of Bay Area Concretes 

(13.2) Disapproving Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1 147, Third Street Light 
Rail Transit Platform Finishes and Special Systems, which substitutes Lewis M. Merlo, Inc. for 
Bay Area Concretes, and upholds the objections of Bay Area Concretes. 

14. Urging the Board of Supervisors to adopt a Resolution of Necessity and to authorize and 
direct the City Attorney to commence eminent domain proceedings against Caltrans for portions 
of Assessor's Lots 2, 2A and 13 in Block 4349 and a portion of Assessor's Lot 3 in Block 4382, 
located directly west of 1301 Cesar Chavez Street, for the construction of the Municipal 
Railway's new Islais Creek Motor Coach Operations and Maintenance Facility for Muni's new 
low-emission vehicles. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

15. Authorizes the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0780J(R), S¥go Initial 
Phase Portions A & B to Edward W. Scott Electric Company, as the lowest responsive and 
responsible bidder for a total contract amount of $2,905,371. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action 
on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 



Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Authorizing the City Attorney to make an offer of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil 
Procedure 68 for Valerie Taybron and Trinna Davis, USDC Case #C994660 EDL, filed on 10/20/99 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss and take action on 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

(5.1) Authorizing the Director to execute a Structured Negotiations Agreement with the 
California Council of the Blind and its members; the Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind 
and Visually Impaired, Damien Pickering, and a class of persons who are blind or visually 
impaired and who allege that they have been denied safe and/or equal access due to the lack 
of adequate accessible pedestrian signals. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR 2 6 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

H. Welton Flynn 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns deviated from the agenda by announcing with regret that Chairman Emeritus 
H. Welton Flynn had submitted his resignation, effective at the end of the meeting. Chairman 
Vaughns presented a proclamation on behalf of the MTA Board of Directors that recognizes and 
honors Director Flynn for over thirty years of public service. 

Director Flynn responded with thanks and a capsule of his tenure on the board and noted that 
although the Charter was created in 1932, it wasn't until 1970 that an African American was 
appointed to a commission. He has served every mayor but Jordan since 1970 and is the longest 
serving commissioner in history. He has always tried to level the playing field for women and 
minorities. He acknowledged Chairman Vaughn's'' experience and expressed his confidence in 
her ability and capacity to chair the Board of Directors. 

Steve Kawa, Chief of Staff for Mayor Newsom offered thanks on behalf of Mayor Newsom, 
Mayor Brown and Senator Dianne Feinstein. Reading from a letter from the Senator, he called 
Director Flynn a "city institution" who has been instrumental in making San Francisco a 
successful, vibrant and innovative town. On behalf of Mayor Newsom, he presented a 
proclamation, which declares April 6, 2004, H. Welton Flynn day. 



Johnny Carter, on behalf of Senator John Burton, presented a proclamation to Director Flynn. On 
a personal note, he added that he and other minorities couldn't have achieved what without 
Director Flynn' s groundbreaking work. .... 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the March 16, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 

The Board Secretary announced that Item 13, substitution of a subcontractor for the Third Street 
Light Rail Transit Platform Finishes and Special Systems contract has been continued to the 
meeting of April 20th. .-.'■< 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Geary Transit Improvement Project 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Burns is pleased to present this month's Special Recognition Award to Tangie 
Burleson, a Muni Transit Instructor whose job performance is extraordinary. She handles 
training with skill and confidence and she is an exceptional asset. Ms. Burleson is honored and 
pleased to receive the recognition and loves her job. 

Exec. Director Burns reviewed this year's plans to provide service to the SBC Ballpark. 

As part of the FY2005 budget process, the Mayor requested that departments eliminate vacant 
positions. MUNI and DPT identified 39 positions that are vacant and which are not expected to 
be filled during FY2005. None of these positions were funded in FY2004 and they were deleted 
in the FY2005 budget approved by the MTA Board. Other departments also identified positions, 
for a total of 190 vacant positions. The Board of Supervisors is expected to amend the Annual 
Salary Ordinance on April 13 th and delete these 190 positions. 

On March 21, Auto Return assumed responsibility for the towing of cars from City Tow. The 
transition was smooth, with much credit going to DPT staff. Staff continues to work on the long- 
term contract, with the goal of bringing the contract before the Board in June. 

Suany Chough gave an overview of the Geary Transit Improvement Project for Geary and 
O'Farrell, east of Van Ness. Much of the work can be done before the end of 2004. This joint 



Muni/DPT project takes advantage of DPW's repaying work and is funded by the Transportation 
Authority. Information about the project has been on buses and was sent to residents. 

Chairman Vaughns requested staff to synthesize the comments they receive from the public for 
the board. Director Din asked about outreach to the Southeast Asian community, as they are 
difficult to reach. He suggested that the information should be translated into other languages 
and asked for a roster of the Geary Corridor CAC members. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC, has several recommendations but first wanted to thank Chairman 
Emeritus Flynn for his dedication and service. The CAC is divided on the proposed service 
adjustments and they will conduct hearings on possible new revenue sources. He also offered 
several recommendations about sidewalk parking complaints, the Residential Parking Permit 
program, and the citation of double-parked cars. (Chairman Vaughns expressed her appreciation 
on behalf of the Board.) 

9. Public Comment 

John Friedlander offered his greetings, adding that he hasn't been to DPT meetings in years. 

Barry Taranto thanked Director Flynn for his service. He also thanked staff for getting the buses 
out of the CalTrain cabstand. He also thanked Sylvia Harper, as her transfer to DPT is a huge 
asset. He had a wonderful conversation with her about improving the relationship between 
PCO's and cabdrivers. Staff should present the Geary Transit plan to cab drivers. Legal parking 
should be enforced. 

David Pilpel disagrees with Exec. Director Burns as he thinks the FY04 vacancies should be 
presented to the MTA Board as it changes this year's budget. He noted that implementation of 
the sales tax measure is underway. A while back he expressed concerns about the board 
secretary. He discussed the matter with Chairman Vaughns, and since that time, he has had 
several productive conversations with the secretary. He also thanked former Chairman Flynn for 
his service. 

Ohocion Ingram is a legally blind resident who cannot disembark safely at 6 & Clement in the 
evening on weekends because cars are completely blocking the stop. It's a dangerous situation 
and needs to be addressed. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY' WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Kenneth E. Niemi, Superior Ct. #418428, filed on 3/17/03 for $5,500 

B. Pamela Newman, Superior Ct. #409578, filed on 6/26/02 for $8,017.15 

C. Robert Silvas, Superior Ct. #419691, filed on 4/23/03 for $23,000 

D. Lana and Thomas Andrews, Superior Ct. #41 1826, filed on 8/23/02 for $24,900 

E. Carol Haney, Superior Ct. #CGC03423320 filed on 8/1 1/03 for $50,000 

RESOLUTION 04-039 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - La Salle Avenue, north side, 
along the bulb-out across from the entrance to Osceola Lane; La Salle Avenue, north side, 
along the bulb-out at the entrance to Gloria R. Davis School; La Salle Avenue, south side, 
along the western bulb-out curb return at the closed-off portion of Osceola Lane; La Salle 
Avenue, south side, along the western and eastern bulb-out curb returns at Whitfield Lane 
and La Salle Avenue, north side, along the bulb-out contiguous to Ingalls Street. 

B. ESTABLISH TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Treat Avenue, between the 
driveways of 1609 and 1615 Treat Avenue. 

C. ESTABLISH PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Treat Avenue, 
west side, from the southern limit of the 1602 Treat Avenue curb cut to the southern 
terminus of Treat Avenue. 

D. ESTABLISH TRANSIT AND TAXIS ONLY ON EVENT DAYS AT CANDLESTICK 
PARK - Ingerson Avenue, between Giant's Drive and Hawes Street; Giant's Drive, south 
of Ingerson Avenue (Candlestick Park Bus Loop Roadway). 

E. ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 164 Lucky Street, west side, 
from 171 feet to 198 feet north of 26th Street (27-foot zone) 

F. RESCIND NO PARKING ANYTIME - 167 Lucky Street, east side, between the north 
and south property lines. 

G. RESCIND NO PARKING, 6 PM TO 8 PM, EXCEPT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - 
Harrison Street, west side, from 15th Street to 180 feet northerly. 

H. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J"(2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Stanyan St, both sides, between 17th St. 
and Belgrave Ave.; Stanyan St., both sides, between 17th and Rivoli St. 



I. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME 

LIMIT, 8 AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Hickory Street, south side, 

between Gough and Octavia Streets; Lily Street, both sides, between Gough and Octavia 

Streets 
J. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA T (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 23rd Street, both sides, between 

Carolina and DeHaro Sts. 
K. ESTABLISH UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Baker Street, east side, 

between the driveways of #420 and #430 Baker Street. 
L. ESTABLISH UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 620-624 6th Avenue, east 

side, from 129 feet to 134 feet south of Balboa Street 
M. ESTABLISH ANGLE (60-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Randolph Street, north side, 

from 72 feet west of Arch Street to 1 15 feet west of Arch Street. 
N. RESCIND TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME and ESTABLISH UNMETERED 

MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Kaplan Lane, east side, from Clementina Street to the 

northern terminus. 
O. ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME -Opposite Frontage of 1351- 

1355 DeHaro Street. 
P. ESTABLISH NO PARKING ANYTIME - Panama Street, both sides, west of Niantic 

Avenue to the terminus 
Q. RESCIND NO PARKING ANYTIME 9 AM to 2 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS and 

ESTABLISH NO PARKING ANYTIME, 8 AM TO 4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS - Phelan 

Avenue, west side, between Flood and Staples Avenues. 
R. RESCIND 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS and ESTABLISH 2- 

HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS - Montecito Avenue, south side, from 

Plymouth Avenue to Hazelwood Avenue 
S. RESCIND 2 HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS and ESTABLISH 2 

HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS - Hazelwoood Avenue, east side, from 

Staples Avenue to Judson Avenue. 
T. RESCIND 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS and ESTABLISH 

2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS - Greenwood Avenue, south side, 

from Plymouth Avenue to Hazelwood Avenue. 
U. RESCIND 2-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, EVERYDAY and ESTABLISH 2- 

HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, SCHOOL DAYS - Colon Avenue, both sides, from 

Greenwood Avenue to Terminus 
V. RESCIND TWO HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY and 

ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 10 PM, MONDAY THRU SUNDAY) - Chesley Street, east side, between 

Harrison Street and southern terminus. 
W. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U " (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 10 PM, MONDAY THRU SUNDAY) - 1 126 - 1 130 Harrison Street, north side, 

between 7th and 8th Streets; 1 161 - 1 161A Harrison Street and 1 163 - 1 165 Harrison 

Street, south side, between 7th and 8th Streets. 
X. RESCIND 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS and ESTABLISH 



2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS - Valdez Avenue, east side, from 
Monterey Boulevard to Greenwood Avenue 
Y. RESCIND 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, EXCEPT SATURDAYS AND 
SUNDAYS; RESCIND PARKING HOURS, 8 AM TO 4 PM, SUNDAYS AND 
HOLIDAYS EXCEPTED and ESTABLISH 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, 
SCHOOL DAYS - Hazelwood Ave., east side, from Monterey Blvd. to Staples Ave. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-040 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $39,165,244 in federal Section 5307 and 
CMAQ capital assistance for the following projects: Motor Coach Replacement-Alt Fuel; Cable 
Car Infrastructure Rehabilitation; Paratransit Van/Debit Card; MUNI Rail Replacement; 
Paratransit Assistance; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; Wayside Fare Collection Equipment; 
Motor Coach Replacement; Preventive Maintenance; LRV Procurement; Cable Car Vehicle 
Rehabilitation; Geneva Historic Car Enclosure; Motor Coach Clean Air Device Retrofit; Motor 
Coach Rehabilitation. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-041 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $534,401 of Carl Moyer grant funds for 
Muni's Bus Catalyst Device Procurement project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-042 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to enter into contract negotiations with ThyssenKrupp Elevator 
Company for an elevator maintenance agreement for full-service elevator maintenance and repair 
at Church & Castro Streets Stations in the Muni-Metro System. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-043 

(10.6) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 192, L-Line Track Replacement Emergency Project - 15 th & 
Taraval and 15 th & Ulloa and authorizing the closeout of this contract. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-044 

(10.7) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve the Controller's determination that 
it is more economical to contract for janitorial services for the City's metered parking lots and 
shop facilities than to provide the same services with City and County employees. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (PA) 



RESOLUTION 04-045 

( 1 0.8) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination 
that it is more economical to contract for a Parking Citation Processing and Collection System 
than to provide the same services with City and County employees. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-046 

(10.9) Recommends that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's certification that 
it is more economical to contract for a parking meter management system including collection 
and coin counting services, than to provide the same services with City and County employees. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-047 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Ffynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Casey and Kasolas 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Public hearing to consider proposed service adjustments, including termination of service 
and schedule and route changes, for the Municipal Railway on lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 9X, 
9AX, 9BX, 12, 14, 15, 16AX, 16BX, 21, 26, 29, 30, 33, 38, 41, 54, 66, 67, 71, 71L, 82X and F. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

Executive Director Burns wishes that the MTA were in a position to recommend service 
increases but the budget realities don't allow for that. These adjustments have been presented to 
the public through a series of meetings. As a result staff recommends a few changes; Alternative 
B for 2, 3, 4 is now the recommended alternative. Staff also recommends Alternative A for the 
26-Valencia, with no change to the 54 and minor route revisions for the 29-Sunset and the 67- 
Bernal Heights. Staff will consider the input from this public hearing and may modify their 
recommended adjustments. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the board has received an enormous amount of correspondence 
from the public. She asked staff to be very conscientious when talking to the public, as there is 

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much confusion about the staff recommendation. Muni needs to put more effort into their public 
outreach so the staff proposal is better understood. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Ojocion Ingram is concerned about reductions to the 1 -California line as she works nights and 
sometimes has to wait more than an hour. The message this proposal sends to the public is 
"don't go anywhere because you can't get home". The 1-line provides poor service on Saturday 
during the afternoon and evening. 

Michael Larson stated that riders need all the lines. People who are disabled or who don't hear 
need access to public transportation. The 1 -California is an important line for people who work 
the graveyard shift. The Geary Bus Rapid Transit plan will be a great benefit. 

Ellen Murray is a 19-year operator on the 22-line. There are a great number of residents and 
operators who are opposed to these cuts. She is opposed to them and she doesn't agree that the 
budget realities require layoffs and service reductions. Staff should go after the Transit Impact 
Development Fee. Increased pension and medical costs for operators are not the cause of the 
deficit. Muni should adjust their bond payment. 

Robert Foster, Pier 39, is concerned about the possible elimination of F-line shuttle service 
during the week. This cut will tarnish the reputation of the F-line. As the peak visitor period 
approaches, the F-line is one of busiest lines in the city, and reduced service will have a negative 
impact on waterfront business. 

Paul Wermer, representing the Pacific Heights Residents Association, spoke about the proposal 
for the 2, 3, and 4 lines. PHRA opposes Option B as it is an electric line and offers a diagonal 
route through the city. Extending the 12-Folsom means extending a diesel line, which is in 
opposition to the voters' message this past election. It doesn't provide the service that the 3- 
Jackson does. Transferring to other buses to get to the same location will double the commute 
time. Staff should look at extending the 2-Clement or providing a short loop to address the 
issues. He rides off-peak on packed buses. Peak loads on this line aren't during commute hours. 

Bill Evans rides many Muni lines and often sees disabled people and seniors disagreeing over the 
front seats. People are packed into the buses and are at risk for contagion. Cutting back on 
service might violate the federal mandates for accessibility. The operators do a good job as 
Muni Ambassadors. 

Rafael Cabrera, Exec VP, 25 OA has attended three public meetings. The notice for those 
meetings wasn't timely. People want more service not less and these cuts might violate the 
Transit First Policy. The focus should be on what the riders need. If the 5-owl is cut, passengers 
will have to walk three or four blocks at night in the dark. That isn't a safe situation. Buses are 
packed and staff should find another way to solve the deficit. 



Bill Sisk, President 250A thanked Director Flynn for his hard work. Everyone recognizes the 
outcry from San Francisco citizens. Don't make these cuts as buses will be packed and it will be 
hard on the operators. 

Rick Laubscher, Market St. Railway, values their relationship with Muni but is speaking out 
against the proposed reduction in the F-line. The F-line has been gaining riders and drawing 
people out of polluting vehicles. This plan is poorly conceived as the F-line brings business and 
economic growth to Fisherman's Wharf. They produce a higher percent of cash fares than every 
line except the Cable Cars. 

Jean Kelly has lived on the 3-Jackson route for many years. It's been a quiet route, which if it is 
replaced with diesel, will not be acceptable, as it will bring in noise and pollution to the 
neighborhood. She uses the line to commute to Union Square to work every day. It's not fair to 
increase the fare last September and then cut service. To save money, Muni could run it less 
frequently in the evening, as it's not full then. 

Christian Wignal lives on Jackson St. and is a frequent rider and cyclist. He opposes the 
extension of the 12 as it doesn't go where the 3 goes. Replacing the 3 with diesel service adds 
insult to injury. He and his neighbors have to listen to a cavalcade of buses from other lines, 
starting at 4:20 in the morning every day, as those buses use the 3 route to get to and from their 
division. 

Herbert Weiner isn't surprised that Muni is back asking for more. The door was opened to these 
cuts when the fares were raised last year. They'll ask for more next year. Muni is a schoolyard 
bully and should increase taxes from corporations who should be paying their fair share. 
Incompetent managers should be fired. These proposals suggest a hatred and contempt of the 
riding public. 

Anita Denz lives in Pacific Heights and doesn't own a car. She uses the 3-Jackson. Buses that 
run after 1 0:30 p.m. have very few passengers and can be reduced to twice an hour. The 
suggestion to replace the 3 with the 12 puts fear into her heart, as they are stinky, smelly, noisy 
buses. She offered a plea to not put diesel on that line. It's against the community's wishes. 

Susan Bryan lives in the Tenderloin and uses public transit a lot. Little Saigon will be losing a 
stop at Larkin and O'Farrell. Why can't there be a public campaign to encourage ridership. 
Downtown should step up to the plate as their employees are delivered right to their doorstop. 

Meredith Heuer stated that buses are packed. This proposal doesn't affect the city as whole but 
only a certain class of people. If you reduce service, people will have no choice. This isn't a 
logical move. Reducing service means a reduced number of passengers and reduced revenue. 

Peter Ehrlich commented that these cuts violate the court order from the Bayview Associates 
case. Muni has been ordered to increase electrification. Cutting the 26-Valencia to Glen Park 
will violate ADA law because the J-line isn't accessible at that location. These cutbacks should 



be reconsidered. 



Katerine Roberts thinks that cars are the least attractive alternative and is outraged by these 
proposals. Muni should be helping people to get around more rather than considering cuts. She 
has a disabled pass and is forced to go up steps and inclines because cars are parked illegally on 
the sidewalk. She has been ticketed three times for not having her pass and thinks that if she's 
getting ticketed, illegally parked cars should also be ticketed. Go after illegally parked cars first. 

David Tornheim, Central City Progressives, has an issue about the notification of Muni's 
proposal. More honesty is needed, as these aren't adjustments. They are cuts. He is distressed 
to see these cuts after last year's fare increase. Muni needs to first work on good transit and 
frequent service. The 5-line schedule hasn't changed in 10 years. Muni's budget has increased. 
With a bigger budget, he can't see why there will be less service. 

Art Michel is concerned about the F-line as it is one of Muni's greatest successes in recent years. 
There aren't enough cars to meet current demand. The shuttles could carry more people if they 
were scheduled differently. Muni has led people to believe they have good transit but it's hard to 
believe it if you're left standing on a corner. 

Guy Danilowitz is an hourly-wage worker who has given up two hours of wages to address the 
board. He is scared that Muni staff and board members have lost connection with what riders 
need. He's frustrated with being lied to. He attended the South of Market Community meeting 
and only 5 minutes were spent on explaining the cuts. If staff is trying to pass that off as a 
"community meeting", it wasn't. They were told that this was an emergency and that the "deal 
was already done". This is insulting. The 38-local is standing room only as is the 5-Fulton. He 
urged the Board to reconsider the plan. 

Ann Arora supports the proposal to reroute the #2-Clement off Euclid and over to California St. 
Over 100 people have signed a petition in support of this proposal. Ridership on Euclid is low 
and poses a safety risk to families with children. Moving the line to California St. is more 
conducive to shopping and gives better access to the hospital. 

David Varnum called the cuts "bad public policy" as streets are choked with cars. This plan will 
drive more people into cars. To deal with the deficit, staff should consider raise towing rates, 
parking fees, a downtown transit assessment district,. and a tax on commuters who park in 
Golden Gate Park. The MTA should ask the Board of Supervisors and Mayor to pursue some of 
these taxes. Reducing service on the 5-Fulton is counterproductive as buses are far and few 
between. Cutting the F-line shuttles is like killing the goose that lays the golden egg. 

David Pilpel presented his thoughts in writing. He highlighted the need for additional analysis on 
ridership and on environmental impacts, particularly air quality. The board should be concerned 
that the public doesn't have access to all the information This proposal needs to be examined 
carefully. 

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Walter Johnson commented that the proposed service "adjustments" are just a fancy name for 
cuts. Eliminating lines is detrimental to the quality of life in the city and many lines are already 
overcrowded. He suggests that the MTA develop a budget plan that serves riders and recognizes 
the contribution of the operators. Cuts should begin at the top. Operators deserve to be thanked 
for working under pressure and tension. 

Jeremy Nelson, Policy Director, Transportation for a Liveable City, stated that his members 
oppose the service cuts. The board should have been given the chance to weigh service 
priorities, including no cuts. Staff should examine other ways to raise revenues such as 
increasing public parking prices and revisiting the cost of Residential Parking Permits. They 
should be set at market rates. Enforcement should be expanded and improved and repeat 
violators should be aggressively pursued. Other sources of revenue include a gas tax, vehicle 
license fee, and expanding the TIDF. 

Donna Gates presented a few ideas to increase revenue. The number one suggestion is to get 
more advertisements from the business sector. Big corporations could buy fast passes for 
workers. BART and Muni should merge similar to Atlanta's system. She is opposed to the cuts. 

James Smith thinks that staff needs to adjust their way of thinking. Board members work for big 
businesses and are attacking workers with these cuts. Muni riders and the public should unite to 
oppose these cuts. If they go through, there will be trouble on the street. 

Sara Hossaini moved from South Dakota 2 years ago and rides the 5 and 21 every day. It's 
packed to capacity during rush hours. The 5-owl passes the University of San Francisco and is 
ridden by single women at night. It's important to having safe and frequent transportation in the 
evening. Eliminating service will increase pollution because people will use their cars. 

Cristina Moreno, Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council (HANC), works with low-income 
families. She is opposed to the budget cuts, especially on the 7, 66, and 6 lines. These cuts 
impact tourist areas and parking and traffic in the Haight is horrific. Other ways to address 
fiscal issues should be created. Cutting the 5-owl will put women at risk. The information about 
this plan should have been provided in more than one language. 

John Conklin, a transit operator at the Green division, wondered why the public announcement 
wasn't put up earlier. He only saw the announcement last week. Muni should ask the police to 
enforce the diamond lanes. He asked about cuts in the pay and bonuses for top management. 

Timothy O'Shea, Jordan Park Improvement Association, understands the challenge of balancing 
the need for quality of life vs. revenue. He thanked planning staff for rerouting the #2 from 
Euclid to California. This move matches their neighborhood's need for quality of life while 
maintaining and increasing service on California St. 

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Robert Carr strongly supports rerouting the #2 from Euclid to California. The Jordan Park 
neighbors don't use the buses and rerouting them to California St. will be more efficient. 

Virgil Herndon, TWU 250 A retiree, stated that senior citizens would be very impacted by these 
cuts if enacted. Most seniors don't even know about the cuts. He suggested getting money from 
downtown buildings, the gay marriage proposal and by raising the parking tax. He suggested 
more tickets be given for people who block buses. Find the money elsewhere but don't cut the 
bus lines. 

Helen Fung thanked Chairman Vaughns for acknowledging that people didn't have sufficient 
notice about the meetings. She asked the board to find a way to get around the cuts and 
elimination of service. She has raised a family in San Francisco and depends on Muni for 
transportation. If the 3-Jackson is cut, she will have to walk 6-8 blocks uphill to get home. 
There are two schools in the neighborhood on the 3 -Jackson line with over 1000 students and 
faculty. The 12-line won't help people who transfer from BART. 

Michael Benardo is opposed to the cuts as they are not in the best interests of the city. Cutting 
electric and adding motor coaches is stupid because we get electricity for free. People will be 
angry and will take cars instead. He suggested eliminating the 71-Haight and restoring the 47 to 
trolley service. Repainting the vehicles is a waste of money and we shouldn't buy vehicles from 
overseas. 

Jean Ellis-Jones, Potrero Division, noted that the 33-line is a great line that runs from one end of 
town to the other and serves more than four hospitals. It doesn't make sense to terminate it at 
16 th & Potrero because the distance you have to drive to turn it around would add four blocks so 
it might as well run the remaining few blocks of the existing service. The public is already 
screaming and hollering. They deserve good service. 

Toshiro Yamamoto totally depends on Muni to go to work and school, and to take his seven-year 
old son to school. These cuts will affect his life badly. He hopes Muni will continue to provide 
good service. Find a way to keep existing service. 

Nina Eloesser asked the board to please keep the 3-Jackson and the 4-Sutter. Eliminating the 4 
isn't nearly as serious as keeping the 3 as the 4 overlaps practically the entire route of the 2. The 
3 serves the area along Pacific, Jackson, Washington, Clay from Divisadero and isn't duplicated. 
People who live there will be stranded without the 3-line. Extra transfers will add 10-15 minutes 
per transfer. More evening service is needed. 

Josh Berkus requested additional data because the staff analysis doesn't add up. A mere 25% 
increase in 71 service won't begin to replace the loss of the 7-Haight bus. Cutting eight 7-Haight 
buses and only adding 1 to the 71 line will mean that buses will be 1 17% of capacity. The 
numbers don't work. Don't cut the 7 and 66 lines. 



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Pi Ra, HANC board member, stated that Muni is struggling to meet the on-time reliability goal in 
Prop. E. Automobile use has become more significant in the Richmond, Castro, and Haight 
neighborhoods. The definition of "full capacity" needs to be expanded because people stop 
riding because the buses are packed. Muni needs to hire an independent auditor because the 
statistics they're using aren't correct. Using street inspectors appropriately will reduce bunching. 
One is needed at Masonic and Haight where many lines cross. Staff should look at alternative 
revenue measures. 

Flip Sarrow, Haight Ashbury Merchants Association, stated that the merchants aren't happy with 
the plan to eliminate the 7-Haight. The livelihood of these merchants depends on good public 
transit. The Haight is congested, has restricted parking and is full of pedestrians and eliminating 
this line isn't a good idea. Prop. I requires Muni to reduce diesel buses, but eliminating the 7 
does the opposite. Using articulated buses on the 71 line will create more problems. Muni's 
goal should be to increase ridership. 

Meg Kingsland supports rerouting the 2-Clement off Euclid and onto California as it will 
increase ridership. Buses on Euclid pose a safety hazard for children. 

Norm Rolfe said the MTA should go to the Board of Supervisors about raising the parking tax 
and increasing funds. The Supervisors should expedite the plan to expand the TIDF. The MTA 
Board can increase the monthly rates at city-owned garages immediately. They should be raised 
to market rates. 

Jen Inaldo lives in the Panhandle and works downtown. She rides many of the lines that are 
proposed to be cut. The bus she took to get to this meeting was full and had to pass by two stops 
where people were waiting to board. She moved to San Francisco because of its good public 
transit. It doesn't make sense to change service in any way. 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, thanked Peter Straus for meeting with them. There are some 
countermeasures that Muni needs to pursue immediately. There are revenue measures that 
everyone needs to push. It's not a good idea to raise fares, as nobody is in support. Rescue Muni 
strongly supports finding other sources of revenue such as raising the parking tax and TIDF and 
expanding parking enforcement. DPT should hire more Parking Control Officers. Expanding the 
use of electrification is crucial, and Muni should start with the 71 line. Lastly, Rescue Muni 
appreciates the dedication and hard work of Director Flynn. 

Stephen Gildersleeve came to the meeting on the 71 -line. The bus was well over the capacity of 
63 people. There are a disproportionate number of cuts proposed for Hayes Valley, the Haight, 
and NoPan. Many cuts will impact the N-Judah, which is a potential disaster. It's difficult for 
the average rider to grasp the implication of these cuts. Muni should submit themselves to an 
independent audit. 

Chairman Vaughns continued the hearing to the meeting of April 20, 2004. 



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12. Public hearing to consider a declaration of fiscal emergency for the Municipal Railway in 
compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) 

Exec. Director Burns stated that in developing the operating budget for FY05, staff identified a 
shortfall of nearly $32 million. Last year's budget shortfall was $60 million. Staff has taken a 
number of measures to close the gap. To declare a fiscal emergency, an analysis must be 
completed. The purpose of this hearing is to hear from the public. Staff will respond before the 
April 20 tb meeting, at which, the board will be asked to declare a fiscal emergency. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Tornheim, Central City Progressives, was unaware of the hearing until this morning, 
which shows a lack of notification and communication. He doesn't understand why there's a 
fiscal emergency as revenues have increased over the past three years. He demands a full 
environmental impact study on these service cuts. He also wants to know why Muni was 
opposed to Prop I and continues to spend money on capital projects. He called the staff analysis 
unrealistic. 

Jeremy Nelson stated that to the extent that there is a fiscal crisis, it is one of Muni's own 
making. The Board has the authority and responsibility to identify revenue enhancements for 
next year. If the board doesn't act now, we'll be back here in a year with the same problem. The 
board should play a big role in supporting enhanced revenues. 

Chairman Vaughns closed the public hearing. 

13. Consideration of Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR- 1 147 Third Street Light Rail 
Transit Platform Finishes and Special Systems regarding subcontractor substitution. The MTA 
Board of Directors will take testimony on and will consider adopting only one of the following 
two motions. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

(13.1) Approving Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR- 1 147, Third Street Light Rail 
Transit Platform Finishes and Special Systems, which substitutes Lewis M. Merlo, Inc. for Bay 
Area Concretes, and denies the objections of Bay Area Concretes 

(13.2) Disapproving Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR- 1 147, Third Street Light 
Rail Transit Platform Finishes and Special Systems, which substitutes Lewis M. Merlo, Inc. for 
Bay Area Concretes, and upholds the objections of Bay Area Concretes. 

This item was continued to the meeting of April 20, 2004. 

14. Urging the Board of Supervisors to adopt a Resolution of Necessity and to authorize and direct 
the City Attorney to commence eminent domain proceedings against Caltrans for portions of 
Assessor's Lots 2, 2A and 13 in Block 4349 and a portion of Assessor's Lot 3 in Block 4382, 

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located directly west of 1 301 Cesar Chavez Street, for the construction of the Municipal Railway's 
new Islais Creek Motor Coach Operations and Maintenance Facility for Muni's new low-emission 
vehicles. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-048 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Casey and Kasolas 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

15. Authorizes the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0780J(R), SFgo Initial 
Phase Portions A & B to Edward W. Scott Electric Company, as the lowest responsive and 
responsible bidder for a total contract amount of $2,905,371. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-049 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Casey and Kasolas 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 7:20 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 
H. Welton Flynn 

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James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, Human Resources 
Mike Hursh, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Transportation 
Gerald Norman, Deputy Director, Parking & Traffic 
Bond Yee, Traffic Engineer 
Jonathan Rolnick, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Casey, Kasolas- 
absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action 
on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Authorizing the City Attorney to make an offer of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil 
Procedure 68 for Valerie Taybron and Trinna Davis, USDC Case #C994660 EDL, filed on 10/20/99 

RESOLUTION 04-050 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Casey and Kasolas 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss and take action on 

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CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

(5.1) Authorizing the Director to execute a Structured Negotiations Agreement with the 
California Council of the Blind and its members; the Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind 
and Visually Impaired, Damien Pickering, and a class of persons who are blind or visually 
impaired and who allege that they have been denied safe and/or equal access due to the lack 
of adequate accessible pedestrian signals. 

RESOLUTION 04-051 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Flynn and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray, Casey and Kasolas 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 7:48 p.m. 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced the board met in closed session to discuss the Taybron/Davis case 
and the Agreement with the California Council of the Blind, etc. al. with the city attorney. The 
board voted unanimously to settle the Taybron/Davis case (Casey, Kasolas - absent) and to 
authorize the execution of the agreement with the California Council of the Blind (Casey, 
Kasolas and McCray-absent). 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Casey, Kasolas, 
McCray-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:52 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agencv Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

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TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

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REGULAR MEETING 
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-April 6, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Farmers Insurance, Superior Ct. #04427910 filed on 1/9/04 for $1,200 

B. Youcef Benhaddad, Superior Ct. #427378 filed on 6/20/03 for 7,500 

C. Joseph Sandoval, Unlitigated Claim #0489493, filed on 2/24/04 for $12,000 

D. Keith Addy, Superior Ct. #412598 filed on 9/16/02 for $75,000 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director to execute and file appropriate Transportation Development Act, 
State Transit Assistance, and Assembly Bill 1 107 applications with the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission of an allocation of TDA, STA, and AB1107 funds in Fiscal Year 
2004-2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Declaring a fiscal emergency caused by the failure of agency revenues to adequately fund 
agency programs and facilities for FY2005 pursuant to the California Public Resources Code 
section 21080.32 and California Environmental Quality Act Implementing Guidelines; and 
finding that the reduction or elimination of the availability of existing transit service are 
statutorily exempt from CEQA review. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) 

12. Public hearing to consider proposed service adjustments, including termination of service and 
schedule and route changes, for the Municipal Railway on lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 9X, 9AX, 
9BX, 12, 14, 15, 16AX, 16BX, 21, 26, 29, 30, 33, 38, 41, 54, 66, 67, 71, 71L, 82X and F. 

(This item was continued from the April 6 meeting.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to implement Municipal Railway service adjustments, including 
rerouting, reducing or terminating service on certain lines and to assess the feasibility for 
expanded use of electric trolley coaches. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) 

14. Consideration of Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR- 1 147 Third Street Light Rail 
Transit Platform Finishes and Special Systems regarding subcontractor substitution. The MTA 
Board of Directors will take testimony on and will consider adopting only one of the following 
two motions. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

(14.1) Approving Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1147, Third Street Light Rail 
Transit Platform Finishes and Special Systems, which would substitute Lewis M. Merlo, Inc. for 
Bay Area Concretes, and denying the objection of Bay Area Concretes 

(14.2) Disapproving Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1 147, Third Street Light 
Rail Transit Platform Finishes and Special Systems, which would substitute Lewis M. Merlo, 
Inc. for Bay Area Concretes, and upholding the objection of Bay Area Concretes. 



(This item was continued from the meeting of April 6, 2004). 
DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

15. Approving revised parking rates at the North Beach Garage and the Vallejo Street Garage 
including an evenings-only, restricted monthly rate; a promotional evening rate on Sunday 
through Thursday for one year; and discontinuing the current special Sundays and holiday 
daytime rate. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and proposed rates.) 

16. Approving the Japan Center Garage Corporation's Fiscal Year 2004-2005 budget, marketing 
plan and capital improvement requests and the Japantown Task Force's budget. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

17. Approving the City of San Francisco Ellis-O'Farrell Parking Corporation Fiscal Year 2004- 
2005 budget and the capital improvement requests. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Edward W. Scott Electric, Napa County Superior Ct. #2621061 filed on 1/23/02 for $2,41 1,245. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

18. Announcement of Closed Session. 

19. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 




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And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

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TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2004 

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REGULAR MEETING 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices may 
be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the April 6, 2004 Regular Meeting as corrected: unanimously 
approved. (McCray-absent) 

5. Communications 

The Board Secretary announced that Item 15, Revising rates for the North Beach and Vallejo 
garages, was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. Because the item was noticed in the 
paper, there may be some members of the public in the audience who wish to address the Board. 
Chairman Vaughns will ask for comment when the board reaches that item on the agenda. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Ongoing Activities 

The Transportation Authority has approved its allocation for Muni, which was held up pending the 
completion of their audit. Much of the allocation is for the Third Street Project and Phase n, the 

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new central subway. Muni is currently working with the TA to adopt a revised Third Street budget 
and preparing Muni's FY2005 funding request. 

DPT has initiated a signal upgrade project on Geary between Masonic and 10 l Avenue involving the 
complete reconstruction and upgrade of twelve existing signalized intersections (including improved 
signal visibility and pedestrian countdown signals) and the addition of two new signalized 
intersections. Prop B funds these improvements. 

Another project on Geary is also going forward at this time. A traffic signal timing priority system 
is being implemented for the 38-Geary. Federal funds and Prop. B monies are being used. New 
pedestrian countdown signals are being installed along Geary Boulevard at 16 th , 18 th , 21 st , 24 th , 
27 th , 29 th , and 32nd and at the intersection of Point Lobos and 48 th . 

Muni has developed a ComMUNIty Artists Initiative to support local artists in San Francisco. 
The first phase of this project will be our Rolling Galleries, which will consist of turning the 
unsold ad space of 64 bus interiors into rolling art galleries. Muni's partner in this project, the 
Academy of Art University, has covered all of the production costs, and will be featuring the 
project in its Main Gallery at 79 New Montgomery through May 15th. This project doesn't impact 
advertising revenues. The space used is allocated to us within our existing contract. 

Exec. Director Burns announced that DPT has concluded its community ballot process. Over 37% 
of the neighboring residents responded. None of the 'circle locations received the majority needed 
to proceed. As a result of this and concerns expressed by the Fire Department, pedestrian safety 
and disability organizations, DPT has issued a work order to remove the circles and reinstall all 
stop signs. This project was a positive learning experience for the department and reinforces our 
commitment to achieving consensus prior to proceeding. A traffic circle was recently approved 
for installation by local residents and the Fire Department at St. Mary's Park in Bernal Heights as 
part of a traffic-calming plan. 

Director Kasolas asked Mr. Burns to share the citywide traffic calming studies with the Board. 

Director Black thanked Exec. Director Burns for providing a children's tour of the Cable Car Barn 
during the SEIU conference. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

There was no report. ; 

9. Public Comment ■"■ ' 

Gene Pepi has questions about the 3 rd St. Project.' He feels that the local hiring of Bayview 
residents hasn't been sufficient and needs to be increased. The construction has closed sidewalks, 
causing many stores and restaurants to close. Is there a program to compensate these owners for 
the loss? Will there be a program to train and hire local residents as vehicle operators, 
maintenance workers, supervisors, and administrative staff? 



William Obcrhofer stated that some stations don't have any employees working at them. He sees 
people boarding who aren't paying, especially at night. Muni is losing money. There's been an 
increase in graffiti on the platforms, which is a big disturbance. 

Bany Taranto said the cabstand on 2 n St. at the ballpark is a major problem. Recently there was 
an unmarked police car parked in the stand. If you don't enforce the cabstand, then what's the use 
of having it? This needs to be worked out. Thousands of dollars are lost every day by not ticketing 
double parkers in commercial districts. There are plenty of commercial parking lots in our 
neighborhoods. PCO's should warn people before ticketing cars parked in driveways. He is not in 
favor of combining the MTA with the Taxi Commission. 

David Pilpel announced that he has been reappointed to the Sunshine Task Force. He 
congratulated Ray Favetti for fixing the bench on the outbound platform at West Portal. Tom 
Mullen is retiring from Muni. Mr. Mullen has been a great man and employee and he is sorry that 
the Director didn't recognize him. He had a productive meeting with TWU about the budget, and 
ways to fix it. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIP AL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as 
a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Farmers Insurance, Superior Ct. #04427^10 filed on 1/9/04 for $1,200 

B. Youcef Benhaddad, Superior Ct. #427378 filed on 6/20/03 for 7,500 

C. Joseph Sandoval, Unlitigated Claim #0489493, filed on 2/24/04 for $12,000 

D. Keith Addy, Superior Ct. #412598 filed on 9/16/02 for $75,000 

RESOLUTION 04-052 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director to execute and file appropriate Transportation Development Act, 
State Transit Assistance, and Assembly Bill 1107 applications with the Metropolitan 



Transportation Commission of an allocation of TDA, STA, and AB1 107 funds in Fiscal Year 
2004-2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-053 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Declaring a fiscal emergency caused by the failure of agency revenues to adequately fund 
agency programs and facilities for FY2005 pursuant to the California Public Resources Code 
section 21080.32 and California Environmental Quality Act Implementing Guidelines; and finding 
that the reduction or elimination of the availability of existing transit service are statutorily exempt 
from CEQA review. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Glenda Lavigne has serious concerns about the fiscal emergency proposal. Are we saying we can't 
pay the bills? This is kind of reckless and there is no information that says we can't pay our bills. 
She wondered if other transit agencies did this and if so, what the impact was. Don't "rubber 
stamp" this action and look at its impact on Muni, citizens, and employees. 

Tess Welborn, Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council (HANC), doesn't think this is an 
emergency yet. The public needs more exact data and an environmental audit. The drop in 
ridership may be related to the fare increase. Before declaring an emergency, consider how 
revenue can be increased and how major projects can be restructured or delayed. 

David Tornheim, Central City Progressives, doesn't think that sending the calendar out 72 hours in 
advance is proper notification as there isn't sufficient time to review the materials. The 5-Fulton is 
often at crush loads in the afternoon but the report says it's 57% full. The data doesn't reflect rider 
reality and often the bus is completely packed beyond full. This emergency should have been 
anticipated and a full environmental review is justified. Don't circumvent the process. 
David Pilpel has provided detailed comments in writing. The staff responses didn't address all his 
points. The response to his comment about the meeting notice response didn't discuss his concern 
about how public hearings should be noticed. The fund reserve policy doesn't grant the Board the 
authority to grant a fiscal emergency. He is being rebuffed by staff and is happy to take questions. 

Alice Mosley is completely dependent on public transportation. The 5 and 7 lines are marvelous 
assets. Circumventing the need for an environmental audit does a great disservice to the public. 

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We are trying to reduce our dependency on oil driven vehicles. If there are cuts to be made, look to 
transferring from diesel to electric. 

Pi Ra, HANC, is confused about the waiver. How can you apply for this declaration if you say 
you're adjusting and not cutting service? 

Herbert Weiner read a poem about the service adjustments and provided copies for the board. 

Rafael Cabrera wonders how Muni can declare an emergency and consider these adjustments. He 
doesn't understand what we're doing and thinks that we have to listen to what the community says. 

Jennifer Kindrick lives around USF and relies on the 5-Owl service. It's dangerous around Golden 
Gate Park because of the drug addicts and bums. She's a college student and can't afford a car. 

Chairman Vaughns assured the public that when they provide public comment and information, the 
Board is listening. Testimony is being recorded and the secretary is taking notes. Chairman 
Vaughns then asked the Executive Director to give clarification or a definition of "fiscal 
emergency". 

Executive Director Burns reviewed the circumstances leading up to the fiscal emergency. The 
proposal to close the $32 million deficit includes using capital money, loaning capital money, 
service cuts and adjustments and 125 lay offs. CEQA provides a calculation to determine if an 
agency qualifies for a fiscal emergency. Muni can prove that it qualifies. Declaring a fiscal 
emergency is a mechanism used by other transit properties in the region. The law allows for this 
because of the length of time it takes to conduct a full environmental review. Muni wouldn't be 
recommending adjustments and cuts if there wasn't a fiscal necessity. He would prefer to see more 
service and new service and will work aggressively with the Mayor and Board of Supervisors to 
find other sources of revenue. We have been through the required process, and have considered 
and responded to comments from the public. Muni needs to define the actions to close the budget 
deficit within the next 45-60 days so adjustments can be implemented by the end of August. Any 
delay will result in an increased deficit. Staff recommends approval of the declaration of fiscal 
emergency. 

Director Casey thinks that an environmental review that clearly sets forth the impact would assist 
the MTA in making our case to the Supervisors and Mayor. It may motivate the city to focus on 
revenue enhancement discussions. He argued in opposition to the declaration of a fiscal 
emergency. If there is a crisis, we need all the evidence and support that we can muster to compel 
decision makers and stakeholders that something has to be done. This board has a fiduciary 
responsibility to get the agency fully funded. If an environmental report will assist in that effort, 
we should do that. 

Director McCray is not clear about the nature of the deficits and the justification for the cuts. They 
won't be good for residents or Muni. He is not ready to support this declaration. 



Executive Director Burns stated that this item could be voted on at a future meeting. He is not sure 
what else staff can do to justify the fact that there is a $32 million deficit. The board has spent the 
last three months talking about the budget deficit and proposed solutions. Delaying the 
adjustments as proposed will make the deficit go higher and will require worse actions. 

Director Kasolas asked for a cost estimate if we delayed implementation of the service adjustments 
to do an environmental review. Executive Director Burns will provide the requested information but 
thinks that the delay could cost $1.5 million at a minimum, which would mean additional layoffs or 
deeper service cuts. The proposal to adjust service only covers $5 million of the $32 million dollar 
deficit. 

Director Din pointed out that when the board approved the budget, we borrowed $6 million from 
future budgets. If we don't step up now, the more it will cost us and the more difficult it will be 
next year. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

NAYES - Black, Casey and McCray 

The motion failed. 

12. Public hearing to consider proposed service adjustments, including termination of service and 
schedule and route changes, for the Municipal Railway on lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 9X, 9AX, 
9BX, 12, 14, 15, 16AX, 16BX, 21, 26, 29, 30, 33, 38, 41, 54, 66, 67, 71, 71L, 82X and F. 

Items 12 and 13 were called together. 

13. Authorizing the Director to implement Municipal Railway service adjustments, including 
rerouting, reducing or terminating service on certain lines and to assess the feasibility for expanded 
use of electric trolley coaches. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney, noted that the board is welcome to hold the public hearing 
but taking action on Item 13 was contingent upon approval of the fiscal emergency, which didn't 
occur. 

Chairman Vaughns asked the public to allow people who had not yet had an opportunity to speak 
to come forward first. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold opposes the cuts. He has been told the reason is because of the lack of money but 
the Board has not diligently and faithfully pursued all sources of revenue. The board has been 
negligent and he wondered if there has been official misconduct. There is a state code which 



authorizes the hiring and training of disabled people to ticket violators. This is an overlooked 
source of revenue and now the MTA is stuck in a situation where you have left money on the table 
but you have failed to follow through. The Board may be viewed by the public as having neglected 
their duty, as this source of revenue could have raised significant monies. 

Tess Welbom stated that there was a complete lack of notice about this meeting. On the buses 
there was information about the revisions but nothing that told the public about these meetings. 
Muni should relook at their conclusion that if 20 people aren't standing on a bus, it's not an 
adequate load. These cuts disproportionately hit District 5, where working people live. The 7 is 
busy at night after rush hour. To solve the problem, the MTA should eliminate administrators who 
make over $100,000. 

Gene Pepi has grave concerns about any Muni proposal. Muni experienced fare increases that 
added money to the fare box. He hasn't heard where this increase is accounted for. Service cuts 
will add to the fare collection problem and will reduce the amount of money Muni is collecting. 
He opposes service cuts. 

David Jackson can't make sense of the service cuts. He often sees buses headed downtown but 
doesn't see buses going the other way. We need more services rather than less. These adjustments 
are reprehensible. All patrons using Muni need a fare and equitable way to get to where they're 
going. 

Rick Laubscher, President, Market St. Railway, recognizes the difficulty in crafting a proposal. On 
the F-line adjustments, staff should engage in consultation with those who understand this line. 
While we appreciate the staff recommendation to add vintage cars, it doesn't address the issue. 

Tom Kelly is not in favor of any cuts. He presented a petition against eliminating the 3-Jackson 
with 20 signatures on it. The 12 is not a substitute. It doesn't go downtown or to Union Square. 
Replacing electric service with diesel will be incredibly noisy and will cause pollution. He 
strongly urges the Board to keep the 3- Jackson. 

Jean Kelly opposes elimination of the 3-Jackson as it's the only bus in the neighborhood. We 
don't want diesel buses in our neighborhood. Keep things the way they are. 

Anita Denz is alarmed at losing the 3-Jackson, and adding diesel. She has a petition with over 300 
signatures. People who live outside the city ride the 3 and cutting it impacts people who live way 
beyond the neighborhood. 

Paul Wermer urged the board to look at these service adjustments. You should listen to and use 
the drivers as your eyes and ears to know if there are unacceptable crush loads on buses. 

Mark Helmbrecht, Manager of Transportation for the Presidio Trust, called the 82X a central 
lifeline to downtown, CalTrain, the Transbay Terminal and Ferry Building, which shouldn't be cut. 
He understands that ridership doesn't meet Muni standards but consideration should be given to 
that line as it is one of only a few services that connect the Presidio to the outside world. Riders are 

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interested in saving at least a couple of the runs and Muni can eliminate the other three if 
necessary. The Lucas Campus is opening in 2005 and will bring an additional 2000 employees. 
Coupling this change with a reduction of the 41 line is a double whammy. He is happy about the 
additional runs for the 29 line. 

Irwin Phillips, President, Clement St. Merchants, is looking at the proposed cuts and finds no fault 
with them. The 2-Clement is the heartbeat of the commercial district. The 4 could be done away 
with. Staff should study extending the #2 to the hospital and turn it around where the 38 turns 
around. He doesn't know if the 38-Geary buses should continue to go to the beach. If cuts have to 
be made, we can go along with those in our district. 

Herbert Weiner wondered what avenue of redress the public has once these cuts hit and their 
impact is felt. Instead of laying off workers, you should focus on management and save money by 
getting rid of the "yo-yos". Consolidate positions and don't replace them. Save those 125 jobs. 

Herb Panceszewich had no indication of the April 6 meeting and nobody in his neighborhood was 
informed. If the 26-line is cut, only the 54 will serve the neighborhood and that line has delays and 
other problems. He would have to walk 2 blocks to get to that line. The Oceanview shopping area 
is well served by the 26. 

William Sisk, President, TWU-Local 25 0A is willing to sit down and work on things to save 
money but Muni must show good faith and sit down in earnest. He also thanked the directors who 
voted their conscience and not politics. 

David Pilpel thinks it would have helped the public if there had been a staff presentation first. 
The adjustments are within managements' ability to implement and there is nothing before the 
board to authorize implementation. The structural changes may require environmental review. He 
strongly suggests that staff review the schedules for more, deeper adjustments that don't abandon 
service and people but will reduce service on the street where load factors warrant. His 
suggestions to staff have been rebuffed. He is concerned about the language in the resolved clause 
as it may be an open-ended authorization. 

Alice Mosley thanked the board for their stance on the fiscal emergency and for listening to the 
public. It's hard to swallow service cuts after a fare increase. It's easier to see an increase in trolley 
use because they are not as costly and are more environmentally friendly. Because municipal 
garages are subsidized, is it not feasible to have a coherent, comprehensive policy to have those 
rates at a commercial level? A strong message should be sent out to leave cars at home. 

Flip Sarrow, Haight Ashbury Merchants Association, appreciates that the 7 is not dead and will 
operate on a limited capacity. His concern about the 71 is having accordion buses running on the 
weekend. It makes more sense to have the 7 on the weekends and not use the double buses 
because Haight St. has lots of pedestrian and commercial traffic and is most congested. 

Kate Volkman commended Muni for their responsiveness. Muni should be adding service, 
especially late at night and on weekends. Because delays are often due to the lack of drivers, Muni 

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should have substitutes. When a bus arrives, the bus is packed and bunched. She doesn't have a 
problem with changing the schedule but does have a problem with how often they arrive. 

Fredrika Ward asked if the board had considered the proposed "last call" bill being discussed in the 
state legislature. 

Susan Vaughn thinks it is imperative to not cut service. Everything should be done to not cut 
service. She has some concern that Armageddon is around the corner. 

Chris Finn opposes the cuts and is glad to see the fiscal emergency didn't pass. Muni may need 
restructuring. A recent BART audit showed it was top heavy with management. The notes say 
that labor costs have increased faster than revenue. Has anyone looked at those costs? Muni 
should be behind fully subsidized health care and should support a downtown transit assessment 
district. The drivers are against using the cuts as a justification for reducing workers, benefits and 
pay- 
Nick Robins considers Muni's most important function is the connection to the high-speed lines. If 
the 1 2 were extended, it would end near Market and Embarcadero and not near the Embarcadero 
Station. The strategy should be to get people to high-speed lines so people can get where they're 
going. The 3 is the wrong line to kill. 

Eli Sheridan stated that these cuts hurt people who don't have cars and can't afford them. You 
can't improve the city by hurting the infrastructure. The 5 line is always crowded and she doesn't 
know what would happen if someone in a wheelchair needed to get on in the afternoon. 

Mike Ilich wondered why bus drivers don't communicate when they are running late or when they 
arrive and are all bunched together. Why don't they stop and put riders on the first bus and then 
spread themselves out? He is concerned about buses that don't wait for each other. The 28-Sunset 
bus serves as an ad hoc school bus. Muni should talk to the school district about subsidizing these 
buses because it's not fair to the rest of the public. Commercial districts, downtown and shopping 
centers should pay their fair share. Please don't cut the 5-owl bus, as it's crucial for late night 
workers. 

Karen Pearson is opposed to cutting the 3-Jackson. She uses it everyday. The 12 is a polluting 
diesel bus. 

David Tepper has been riding Muni daily for 25 years to and from work. The notion of replacing 
electric with diesel is highly objectionable because of the pollution, energy, and noise. He rides the 
3 to a BART station, then takes BART to the airport. This will be difficult to do with the 12-line. 
He doesn't like the idea of having a diesel bus run by his bedroom window. 

David Tornheim, Central City Progressives, thanked the Board for not approving Item 11. The 
communication hasn't been good and he has heard repeatedly that people weren't sent a notice. 
These notices should be sent out 30 days in advance and not just 72 hours before. He thanked 
people for putting up fliers and for their help. Service has been the same for the past 10 years. 



There is no emergency because Muni revenue keeps increasing. He doesn't know why we can 
claim there is no money. There needs to be an audit because he's not clear where the costs are 
coming from. He is forming a new riders group. 

Chairman Vaughns thanked people for their input on behalf of the Board and staff. The public's 
comments have been heard. Staff has spent up to fifteen or sixteen hours in a day to hear what 
people have to say. We hope that the public understands that everything must change. We can't 
look at this matter from a "not in my neighborhood" or "not at my house" perspective. We hope 
the public can appreciate the thought and process that the MTA went through in an effort to resolve 
this issue. 

Executive Director Burns thanked the public for their input and agreed that communications could 
have been better. It has been difficult working under tight timeframes. Staff has received over 600 
comments from the public, not including the petitions, and they take these comments seriously. 
They have tried to include them in the decision about how to deal with the $32 million deficit. The 
staff proposal has changed as a result of the comments received. Staff is now recommending 
keeping the 3 -Jackson, eliminating the 4-Sutter and retaining the 5 -owl. They are also 
recommending retention of the 7-Haight during peak periods and keeping the 33-Stanyan as it is 
currently routed. They accept Market Street Railways' offer to discuss how to integrate the F- 
Market shuttle into the regular service schedule. 

Peter Straus, Manager, Service Planning stated that Muni had received over 600 comments about 
the proposal with the most significant comments being about the changes to the 7-Haight, 4- 
Sutter, 3 -Jackson and 33-Stanyan. 

The Board took no action on this item. 

14. Consideration of Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1 147 Third Street Light Rail Transit 
Platform Finishes and Special Systems regarding subcontractor substitution. The MTA Board of 
Directors will take testimony on and will consider adopting only one of the following two motions. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

(14.1) Approving Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1 147, Third Street Light Rail 
Transit Platform Finishes and Special Systems, which would substitute Lewis M. Merlo, Inc. for 
Bay Area Concretes, and denying the objection of Bay Area Concretes 

(14.2) Disapproving Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1 147, Third Street Light Rail 
Transit Platform Finishes and Special Systems, which would substitute Lewis M. Merlo, Inc. for 
Bay Area Concretes, and upholding the objection of Bay Area Concretes. 

No public comment. 

Vince Harris, DGM, Construction, reviewed the status of the contract. It was awarded to Amelco on 
April 2, 2003 with Bay Area Concretes (BAC) as a subcontractor. This item requests approval to 
substitute Lewis M. Merlo for Bay Area Concretes. Bay Area Concretes objects to the substitution. 

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Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney, explained the laws that apply to this hearing. The Board 
must determine if Amelco has met burden of proof that: 

1 ) More likely than not, Amelco presented BAC with a written contract based on plans and 
specifications or the terms of the BAC written bid; 

2) The contract Amelco presented to BAC was for the scope of work specified and at the 
price specified; 

3) Amelco gave BAC a reasonable opportunity to execute a contract; and 

4) BAC failed or refused to execute a contract. 

This is a quasi-judicial matter and the decision must be based solely on the written information 
previously received by the board and on the oral testimony. Each party, starting with Amelco, will 
have five minutes to present their case. After the initial presentation, each side will be allowed two 
minutes of rebuttal. 

John Antracoli is the attorney for Amelco, the firm requesting the subcontractor substitution. 
Amelco is requesting to substitute Lewis J. Merlo for BAC. Merlo is a locally based, union 
contractor and is qualified to do work. The real question is whether BAC refused to sign the 
contract based on it's bid. BAC has had reasonable opportunity to execute the contract. The 
documents that Amelco provided show that BAC refused to sign the contract in accordance with 
the bid. The bonding agent was included in the bid but was not included in what BAC returned. 
Joint sealant is an integral part of work and was included in the title of the bid item and has its own 
specific section. BAC's bid doesn't exclude this. They included mastic sealant, which is not 
included in the specifications. These items were hot excluded from the bid but were excluded in 
their revised bid. Bid shopping or pedaling is not pertinent in this case. They request approval of 
the substitution. 

Paul Guererro, Attorney for BAC, suggested that the City Attorney cited an old code that no longer 
exists. There has been a problem with this process. City staff postponed the last hearing to allow 
time for Amelco to respond to the BAC brief but negated BAC's ability to respond to Amelco 's 
brief. BAC was not allowed to introduce evidence to rebut information in Amelco 's brief. BAC's 
bid sets forth the scope of work they were bidding on. By looking at the documents, you can see 
what has been included and excluded in that bid. BAC's bid to Amelco doesn't mention joint 
sealant. Mastic and joint sealant are synonymous in the trade. The bid's most telling thing is that 
it doesn't mention dry art. Dry art is different than wet cast art. If Amelco had a problem with our 
bid, they could have used someone else. We also question the traffic control item in the bid. 

Chairman Vaughns gave each party two minutes to present their rebuttal. 

John Antracoli, Attorney for Amelco, stated that Amelco has not requested that BAC perform all 
traffic control on the project. There will be large concrete dispatch trucks on 3 r St. and it is 
BAC's responsibility to provide control for those trucks. The bid doesn't exclude it. That piece 
of the contract will not include pedestrian traffic control. BAC was not asked to supply public art. 
Muni is supplying that art. It's not correct to ignore the entire section on sealant. 

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Paul Guererro, Attorney for BAC, referred to the section in the brief that says the bid includes 
flagging for all concrete trucks, pedestrian control, etc. The rest is to be performed by senior 
citizens employed by Muni. What their attorney says now differs from what it said in writing. 
Please reject the attempt to replace Bay Area Concretes. 

Michael Price, President of BAC, acknowledged that he "okayed" the contract revisions during a 
conversation with Amelco on the phone. He added that when a prime contactor puts together a bid, 
it's their responsibility to get pieces from different subcontractors. This bid was blown. They 
forgot to include who was going to put the artwork in. We bid on the wet art only. 

In response to a question about traffic control by Director Casey, Dan Krasnow, project manger for 
Amelco, stated that they have no interest in BAC conducting pedestrian traffic control. Amelco is 
focused on the movement of BAC's large trucks. It's important to take vehicular traffic control 
into account. Amelco 's understanding is that Muni was using local people to handle pedestrian 
traffic control at major intersections along Third Street. 

Chairman Vaughns thanked the parties for their testimony. It's not up to the board to get this far 
involved. We selected the prime contractor to do the work and the prime selected the 
subcontractors. This is a prime contractor's problem. She suggested that internal negotiation or 
mediation be pursued by the prime contractor and subcontractor to resolve the dispute and asked 
them to present a written report, agreed to by both parties, within 5 business days. She expressed 
great faith in the professionalism of both sides to come to a resolution. She asked for the report, 
addressed to her, to be delivered to the Office of the Board of Directors by close of business on 
Tuesday, April 27. 

Director Casey wholeheartedly supports this effort and asked for a closed session at the next 
meeting in the event that an agreement is not reached. 

The board took no action on this item. It was continued to the next meeting. 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

15. Approving revised parking rates at the North Beach Garage and the Vallejo Street Garage 
including an evenings-only, restricted monthly rate; a promotional evening rate on Sunday through 
Thursday for one year; and discontinuing the current special Sundays and holiday daytime rate. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and proposed rates.) 

The board secretary noted that it had been previously announced that this item was going to be 
continued. Chairman Vaughns asked if anyone in the audience wished to speak. There was no 
public comment. 

The item was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

16. Approving the Japan Center Garage Corporation's Fiscal Year 2004-2005 budget, marketing 

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plan and capital improvement requests and the Japantown Task Force's budget. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

Chairman Vaughns commented that it's important for staff to take note of the language used when 
preparing the staff report. 

RESOLUTION 04-054 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

1 7. Approving the City of San Francisco Ellis-O'Farrell Parking Corporation Fiscal Year 2004- 
2005 budget and the capital improvement requests. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-055 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 7:07 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 

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Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 

George Wong, Deputy City Attorney 

Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction 

Bill Neilson, Principle Engineer 

Gigi Harrington, Deputy General Manger, Finance 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct 
a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Edward W. Scott Electric, Napa County Superior Ct. #2621061 filed on 1/23/02 for $2,41 1,245. 

RESOLUTION 04-056 

On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 7:30 p.m. 

18. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced the board met in closed session to discuss Edward W. Scott Electric 
vs. CCSF with the city attorney. The resolution was amended to include: 

"provided however that the MTA Board's approval shall be contingent on modification of 
Section 1.2 of the Settlement Agreement to provide that San Francisco shall make two 
separate payments. The first payment, allocated to each of the parties in proportional shares, 
shall be in an amount not to exceed $1,520,685.75. The second payment, allocated to each of 
the parties in proportional shares, shall be in an amount not to exceed $890,559.70 and shall 
not be due until August 1, 2004." 

The board voted unanimously to settle the case. 

19. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

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On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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SAN FRANCISCO 
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CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



04-29-04 A1 1 :50 RCVD 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (4 1 5) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-April 20, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

-Report on Modification No. 2 to Contract '^lo. MR-1 147 Third Street Light Rail Transit 
Platform Finishes and Special Systems regarding subcontractor substitution. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Brian Roy Bender, Superior Ct. #417405 filed on 2/14/03 for $981.17 

B. Amelita Millas, Superior Ct. #417126 filed on 2/6/03 for $10,000 

C. Elizabeth Heuer, Superior Ct. #417028 filed on 2/4/03 for $57,500 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH NO PARKING ANYTIME - Cunningham Place, at the terminus of 
between the north and south curbs. 

B. ESTABLISH PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Cunningham 
Place, south side. 

C. RESCIND RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "A" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY); ESTABLISH MUNI VEHICLES 
ONLY; ESTABLISH SIDEWALK WIDENING; ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO 
STOPPING ANYTIME - Taylor St., both; sides, from Francisco St. to 124 feet north. 

D. ESTABLISH SIDEWALK WIDENING - Mason Street, west side, between Bay and 
Francisco Streets. 

E. EXTEND PARKING METER AREA NO: 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM 
- 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Harrison Street, north side, between 

1 1 th Street and Norfolk Street. 

F. ESTABLISH UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Frederick Street north side, 
from Delmar Street to 9 feet westerly 

G. ESTABLISH ONE-WAY STREET - Hattie Street, southbound, between Market and 
18th Streets and Hattie Street, northbound between Market and Corbett Streets 

H. RESCIND TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 7 PM - Folsom Street, south side, 

from 90 feet to 1 05 feet west of 4th Street 
I. ESTABLISH NO PARKING ANYTIME - Sears Street, west of Sickles Avenue, from 

north curb to south curb along the terminus of the street 
I. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "D" (4-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

9 AM - 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Roanoke Street, both sides, between 

Arlington Street and southern terminus. 
K. ESTABLISH PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Rhode Island 

Street, west side, between Alameda and 15th Streets 
L. ESTABLISH TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING 9 AM TO 9 PM, EVERYDAY - Masonic 

Ave., west side, from 120 feet to 380 feet north of Geary Blvd. (frontage of Trader Joe's) 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $450,000 in California 
Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School grant funds to improve school safety for 
the Leonard Flynn Elementary School area through traffic calming and other traffic safety 
measures. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend up to $324,000 from the 



California Department of Transportation's Hazard Elimination Safety grant program to install 
Pedestrian Countdown Signals at up to 30 various arterial intersection locations throughout the 
City. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.5) Authorizing the award of DPW Contract No. 0761 J: Contract 56 New Traffic Signals, to 
King C. Electric, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for a total contract amount of 
$469,891. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Approving the SFgo System Integrator Request for Proposals, and authorizing the Director 
to issue the RFP, conduct a competitive selection process and negotiate a contract with the 
selected consultant for an amount not to exceed $700,000. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and RFP text.) (DPT) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 7 to Contract CS-123, Professional 
Design and Support Services for Muni Metro Third Street Light Rail Project, with WPK Third 
Street Consultants, to settle Contract claims for extra design work and provide for additional 
construction support services, in an amount not to exceed $1,500,000, and for a total contract 
amount not to exceed $11,481,206. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250- A, SEIU Locals 535 & 790, Electrical Workers, Local 6, TWU 
200, IFPTE, Local 21, Laborers, Local 261, Municipal Executives, , Stationary 



Engineers, Local 39, Teamsters, Local 853, Carpenters, Local 22, Painters, Local 
4, Operating Engineers, Local 3, Sheetmetal, Local 104, Glaziers, Local 718, 
Plumbers, Local 38 and Unrepresented employees. 

To discuss: 

JX_ Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 
X Working Conditions 
X Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

12. Announcement of Closed Session. 

13. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

<5 MINUTES 

TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAY 1 3 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:09 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-On motion to approve the minutes of the April 20, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the Board had received comments from a few people who 
questioned the posting of the agenda. She asked the Board Secretary to clarify the procedure for 
posting the agenda. Board Secretary Boomer said that, in compliance with the Sunshine 
Ordinance, the agenda is posted on the Muni website and at the public library at least 72 hours 
before a regular meeting. Because the 72-hour period includes the weekend, the agenda is 
actually posted for any given meeting by the Friday prior to the meeting. The agenda is usually 
available on-line and at the public library by Thursday, at which time it is also available in the 
office of the Exec. Director. 

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-Report on Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1 147 Third Street Light Rail Transit 
Platform Finishes and Special Systems regarding subcontractor substitution. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the prime contractor and subcontractor have resolved the 
issue regarding the subcontractor's contract as directed by the Board. At her request, Executive 
Director Burns read the letter that Chairman Vaughns received from Amelco and Bay Area 
Concretes announcing the resolution of the dispute and that there was no need for further action 
by the MTA Board. 

Director Casey is pleased to hear of the agreement and commended Chairman Vaughns for her 
leadership in compelling the parties to work together. It showed tremendous effort on the 
Chairman's part. 

7. Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Burns is pleased to present the May Special Recognition Award to Mr. Jim 
Ludwig. In 1956, Mr. Ludwig was elected as one of the founding members of the corporation 
that developed the Sutter Stockton Garage, serving as president of that corporation from 1974 to 
1989. He was also a founding member of the San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement 
Corporation and served as its president until December 2003. It is an honor to recognize Mr. 
Ludwig for his contribution to transportation in San Francisco. Mr. Ludwig stated that he was 
overwhelmed with the award. He has worked with many general managers and hopes to give 
much more in the future. Chairman Vaughns appreciated his consummate civic leadership and 
pioneer spirit and congratulated Mr. Ludwig on behalf of the Board. 

At a recent Board of Supervisors Finance Committee meeting, DPT deputy director, Gerry 
Norman gave a presentation about the Citation Division and some proposed improvements for 
oversight and auditing. The committee was pleased with the report. Draft policies and 
procedures have been developed and will be presented to the MTA Board for adoption in June. 

On Sunday, May 16, the 93 rd Annual Bay to Breakers run will be held with 60,000 registered 
runners, and approximately 80,000 actual participants. There will be a Footstock Festival 
following the race. Muni will provide 105 coaches and 24 light rail vehicles. Muni and DPT is 
reimbursed for their services by the event organizers. Muni will have to reroute 28 lines because 
of the event. 

Last week the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, San Francisco Planning Commission, and 

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Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board certified the Final Environmental Impact Report and 
Statement for the Transbay Terminal/Caltrain Downtown Extension/Redevelopment Project. 
Over the years, there have been many studies recommending that Caltrain be extended to a new 
terminal in downtown San Francisco. The Project's capital cost estimate is $1,754 billion. 

At the next meeting, a public hearing on the quality review audit required by Prop E will be 
presented to the Board. This audit will review the extent to which Muni has met or expects to 
meet its goals. The overall results were positive, with a few areas highlighted for improvement 
and some welcome suggestions about ways to streamline the service standards data collection 
and reporting to make it more useful. Nelson/Nygaard, who performed the audit, will present the 
results to the MTA, the Citizen's Advisory Council, the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors. 

Muni is conducting a series of public meetings for residents and merchants to hear and discuss 
the current status of the Third St. Project. These meetings are also being held as a forum for 
community members to provide input on specific design options 

Chairman Vaughns wanted to know who was representing Muni at these meetings. She wants 
documentation that Muni was in attendance. Executive Director Burns stated that John Thomas, 
the project manager, would be in attendance supported by public relations and engineering staff, 
including consultants. 

Chairman Vaughns asked if there had been "lessons learned" from past Bay to Breakers races. 
Executive Director Burns stated that every year they hold post-event meetings with other city 
departments to look for ways to improve. This year, they are looking to provide more service on 
Fulton Avenue since more people used it last year. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was made. 

9. Public Comment 

Roger Bazeley stated that other departments look on DPT's pedestrian safety program as an 
exemplary program. He complimented Bond Yee, Frank Markowitz and Tom Folks. We need 
more integration to make this city more walkable. Muni needs to work with their operators so 
people go to the driver to get help. DPT needs funds to maintain the pedestrian countdown 
system, maintain new technology, and hire crews and equipment. He is not seeing enough 
reflected in safety at night with things such as employees wearing vests. The Pedestrian CAC 
should post their information. 

David Tornheim is glad that the fiscal emergency failed, and service adjustments have been 
delayed. He doesn't want to see the service cuts done, especially the 5-owl and 7-Haight. Lines 
are packed and are above crush load. Central City Progressives has been looking at other 
possibilities for revenue and will come to the Board with their ideas. Thanks for addressing the 



notification issue. 72 hours isn't enough time for the public to address an issue. A week's notice 
would be better. His organization will support the Transit Impact Development Fee and he will 
bring people to the meeting. 

Barry Taranto is having a problem with taxis at the ballpark. He's had to get involved in three 
incidents where an unmarked police car, fire car and a limousine parked in the cabstand. Sylvia 
Harper has set up a meeting to discuss this. There's a problem at 18 and Castro where the 
police are becoming like the Gestapo with how they deal with cab drivers. Bus #5408 didn't stop 
at the bus stop at 2:15 a.m. on Saturday morning. What is the bus stop for if they don't stop? 
Give cabs a chance to do their job. Staff is doing nothing about illegal parking but is continuing 
to harass cab drivers. Muni should use hydrogen buses like other cities. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Brian Roy Bender, Superior Ct. #417405 filed on 2/14/03 for $981.17 

B. Amelita Millas, Superior Ct. #417126 filed on 2/6/03 for $10,000 

C. Elizabeth Heuer, Superior Ct. #417028 filed on 2/4/03 for $57,500 

RESOLUTION 04-057 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH NO PARKING ANYTIME - Cunningham Place, at the terminus of 
between the north and south curbs. 

B. ESTABLISH PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Cunningham 
Place, south side. 

C. RESCIND RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "A" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY); ESTABLISH MUNI VEHICLES 
ONLY; ESTABLISH SIDEWALK WIDENING; ESTABLISH TOW- AWAY, NO 



STOPPING ANYTIME - Taylor St., both sides, from Francisco St. to 124 feet north. 

D. ESTABLISH SIDEWALK WIDENING - Mason Street, west side, between Bay and 
Francisco Streets. 

E. EXTEND PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM 
- 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Harrison Street, north side, between 

1 1 th Street and Norfolk Street. 

F. ESTABLISH UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Frederick Street north side, 
from Delmar Street to 9 feet westerly 

G. ESTABLISH ONE-WAY STREET - Hattie Street, southbound, between Market and 
18th Streets and Hattie Street, northbound between Market and Corbett Streets 

H. RESCIND TOW- AW AY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 7 PM - Folsom Street, south side, 

from 90 feet to 105 feet west of 4th Street 
I. ESTABLISH NO PARKING ANYTIME - Sears Street, west of Sickles Avenue, from 

north curb to south curb along the terminus of the street 
J. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "D" (4-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

9 AM - 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Roanoke Street, both sides, between 

Arlington Street and southern terminus. 
K. ESTABLISH PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Rhode Island 

Street, west side, between Alameda and 1 5th Streets 
L. ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING 9 AM TO 9 PM, EVERYDAY - Masonic 

Ave., west side, from 120 feet to 380 feet north of Geary Blvd. (frontage of Trader Joe's) 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-058 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $450,000 in California 
Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School grant funds to improve school safety for 
the Leonard Flynn Elementary School area through traffic calming and other traffic safety 
measures. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-059 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend up to $324,000 from the 
California Department of Transportation's Hazard Elimination Safety grant program to install 
Pedestrian Countdown Signals at up to 30 various arterial intersection locations throughout the 
City. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-060 

(10.5) Authorizing the award of DPW Contract No. 0761J: Contract 56 New Traffic Signals, to 
King C. Electric, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for a total contract amount of 
$469,891. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-061 



(10.6) Approving the SFgo System Integrator Request for Proposals, and authorizing the Director 
to issue the RFP, conduct a competitive selection process and negotiate a contract with the 
selected consultant for an amount not to exceed $700,000. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and RFP text.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-062 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.5 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto asked that Item 10.5 be severed. He is confused about what the contract is for and 
wondered what intersections they plan to use. He couldn't find the information about the 
intersections on the website. 

Bond Yee, Traffic Engineer, stated that the three intersections are Duncan and Guerrero, 21 st and 
Guerrero and Clarendon and Laguna Honda Blvd 

On motion to approve Item 10.5: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 7 to Contract CS-123, Professional 
Design and Support Services for Muni Metro Third Street Light Rail Project, with WPK Third 
Street Consultants, to settle Contract claims for extra design work and provide for additional 
construction support services, in an amount not to exceed $1,500,000, and for a total contract 
amount not to exceed $1 1,481,206. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

Director Casey asked for an explanation about why some of these costs weren't included in the 
initial bid or even anticipated in that bid. Executive Director Burns commented that some of the 



extra cost was due to unanticipated site conditions and other costs were to fund construction 
support services. The contract was awarded in 1999, at which time it was anticipated that the 
contractor would perform both design and construction support services. The design services 
w ere Rinded in 1999 but the construction support was on an as-needed basis. 

Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction added that the consultant is the only 
consultant for the Third St. Project. At the time that the contract was awarded, it included basic 
design services and anticipated construction services. Now that the project is underway, staff has 
a better understanding of the scope of construction services and that portion of the project can 
proceed. 

Director Casey stated that the approach seems unorthodox and, if the work has already been 
completed, then the Board has no choice but to approve the contract amendment. D.G.M. Vince 
Harris noted that a portion of the work has been completed and that the work for the construction 
phase, in the amount of $675,000, has not been expended. 

Director Casey asked that the Board be alerted to situations like this in advance. If the Board 
didn't approve the contract, the consultant would have a lawsuit against the MTA and claim that 
he did work that he wasn't compensated for. He feels somewhat resentful about being put in this 
situation in what amounts to a rubber stamp by the Board. The MTA is in a severe financial 
crisis and a large portion of money has been spent without the Board's approval. These issues 
should be raised as it's happening and not after the fact. Chairman Vaughns agreed with Director 
Casey, adding that there have been other contracts that have come before the Board where 
contractors have performed work without Board approval. Either get approval or don't do the 
work. 

Director Din asked about the impact this has given the ceiling on the Third St. Budget. Vince 
Harris stated that the cost is included in the budget given to the Transportation Authority. He 
understands what the Board is saying about notification when staff is in negotiation with a 
contractor about this type of work. He added that it is important to realize that a schedule delay 
would have been significant. He will keep the Board informed on a more proactive basis. 
Director Casey stressed that it's incumbent upon staff to bring a dilemma of this nature to the 
Board and have the Board make the decision. 

Exec. Director Burns commented that Director Casey is right on. This is an old practice that staff 
has been trying to change for the past few years. Staff does have a new procedure in place for 
notifying the Board when these situations arise. In retrospect, there should have been notification 
when the issue first arose. The contractor has proceeded at his own risk but with Muni's 
supervision and good will. He appreciates Director Casey's point about the budget crisis but 
clarified that the money for this project is federal dollars and couldn't be used to supplement the 
operating budget to avoid layoffs or service cuts. He assured the Board that this contract is the 
only one of its nature. 



RESOLUTION 04-063 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, and Vaughns 
ABSENT - McCray 
RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 5:13 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Director Black recused herself from the closed session due to her association with SEIU. 

Present: Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Recused: Shirley Breyer Black 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Gerry Norman, DD, DPT 
Fred Stephens, General Manger, Muni 
Mike Hursh, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Operations. 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Black, McCray- 
absent). 



4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A, SEIU Locals 535 & 790, Electrical Workers, Local 6, TWU 
200, IFPTE, Local 21, Laborers, Local 261, Municipal Executives, , Stationary 
Engineers, Local 39, Teamsters, Local 853, Carpenters, Local 22, Painters, Local 
4, Operating Engineers, Local 3, Sheetmetal, Local 104, Glaziers, Local 718, 
Plumbers, Local 38 and Unrepresented employees. 

To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:29 p.m. 

12. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced the board met in closed session for a conference with their labor 
negotiator. There was no action taken. 

13. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Black, McCray- 
absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:31 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




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TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GO ODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
J 1 -1 layes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-May 4, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Muni Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-DPT Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
01 will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Allstate Ins. Co., Superior Ct. #CGC03422412, filed on 7/14/03 for $2,000 

B. David Gunther, Superior Ct. #424886, filed on 9/30/03 for $6,000 

C. Yun Chong Lu, Superior Ct. #422046, filed on 7/15/03 for $8,000 

D. Mehrdad Tony Hakimian, Unlitigated Claim #0497561, filed on 2/17/04 for $14,347.28 

E. Olga & Margarita Mikhaltchouk, Superior Ct. #415963, filed on 12/20/02 for $28,410.63 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $35,351,840 in federal Section 
5309 Fixed Guideway capital assistance for: Trolley Coach Procurement; Cable Car 
Infrastructure Rehabilitation; MUNI Rail Replacement; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; Historic 
rail car Rehabilitation; Wayside Fare Collection Equipment and Metro East Maintenance Facility 
Construction. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $8,857,610 in federal Section 
5309 New Starts capital assistance for Muni's Third Street Phase II-New Central Subway project. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend up to $324,000 from the California 
Department of Transportation's Hazard Elimination Safety grant program to install Pedestrian 
Countdown Signals at up to 30 various arterial intersections. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.5) Accepting the work performed under Contract No. MR- 1 135: Presidio & Potrero Trolley 
Coach Facility Modifications, approving Contract Modification No. 3, which reduces the 
contract amount by $16,878.39, and approving the closeout of the contract with Jersey 
Constructors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution financial plan and 
contract modification.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Presentation and public hearing on the final results of the Municipal Transportation Quality 
Review pursuant to City Charter Section 8A.107. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and audit.) 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute a Transit Advertising contract with Viacom Outdoor, 
from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2009, with a minimum total aggregate of revenue and 
services of $16,175,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract and 
financial plan.) 



PARKING AUTHORITY 

13. Authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to issue a Request for Qualifications to 
identify a pool of parking consultants to assess the feasibility of the potential build out of the 
Performing Arts Garage at a cost not to exceed $120,000 and accepting $50,000 from the San 
Francisco Ballet, Symphony, and Opera, to be applied to the cost of the study. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and map.) 

14. Declaring the intent of the Parking Authority to reimburse certain expenditures from proceeds 
of future indebtedness for exploration of potential build out of the Performing Arts Garage. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

15. Approving the Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Budget and 
capital improvement requests for the Portsmouth Square Garage. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

16. Approving the Downtown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2004-2005 budget and capital 
improvement requests for the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

17. Approving the Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2004-2005 budget and capital 
improvement request for the Sutter Stockton Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) 

18. Approving the Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2004-2005 budget for the Union 
Square Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 



CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 
X Working Conditions 
X_ Other 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A, SEIU Locals 535 & 790, Electrical Workers, Local 6, TWU 
200, IFPTE, Local 21, Laborers, Local 261, Municipal Executives, Stationary 
Engineers, Local 39, Teamsters, Local 853, Carpenters, Local 22, Painters, Local 
4, Operating Engineers, Local 3, Sheetmetal, Local 104, Glaziers, Local 718, 
Plumbers, Local 38 and Unrepresented employees. 

To discuss: 

_K_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

19. Announcement of Closed Session. 

20. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
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TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

( hairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:06 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 4, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 

The Board Secretary announced that Item 10.4 had been removed from the agenda at the request 
of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Vice-Chairman Kasolas requested a staff report within 30 days that discusses the background and 
policy on the installation of speed humps on city streets. He has noticed speed humps in Jordan 
Park, which seems to indicate a change in policy from a year ago. He would like to know how 
that project got started and completed and if the MTA Board approved it. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the board had previously requested additional information about 
community outreach plans for the Geary Phase I project, as well as for the peer review policy. 
The Board has received both items. Additionally, Chairman Vaughns called attention to the 
2004 City Survey published by the Controller, and Muni's fair to good rating. 

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7. Director's Report 

-Muni Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-DPT Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

The Board of Supervisors has passed an ordinance reaffirming their decision to increase fines for 
parking on sidewalks to $100. DPT will conduct a public outreach campaign, including 
information on the website and fliers on vehicles. This increase will take effect on July 1 . 

Muni is beginning the third year of construction on the Third Street Light Rail Project. Phase I is 
on schedule to be complete by Fall of next year with revenue service by the end of 2005. The 
Transportation Authority has adopted a revised final budget. The budget has increased by $19.4 
million due to the decision to use the Construction Manager/General Contractor approach to 
build Metro East and a significant increase in the price of steel. Muni staff has already identified 
$9.9 million in other sources and are working with the Transportation Authority to find funding 
for the remaining budget gap. If no other sources are found, the sale of the Kirkland yard will be 
considered. The Third Street budget will be presented to the MTA Board at the next meeting. 

On May 22, staff will replace the rail on the J-Church line at Dolores Park. This project will last 
for one day only and Muni will run buses to substitute service. Other maintenance work that will 
result in less noise for the neighbors will also be done. Staff has posted notices and advised the 
community. 

In celebration of "Bike to Work Week", DPT, DPW, Muni and the Bike Coalition will dedicate 
the opening of a Bike Bridge. DPT is a key stakeholder in facilitating an increase in the use of 
bikes. 

The annual Bay to Breakers and Footstock was held on Sunday. Over 73 PCO's and 90 Muni 
vehicles were deployed. Congratulations and thanks to both DPT and Muni staff who worked 
hard to insure coverage. Despite the traffic impacts this race had on the city, traffic flow was 
smooth. 

Vice-Chairman Kasolas asked that the Board be given the information that will be provided to 
the neighborhoods regarding the increased fine for sidewalk parking. He also asked for DPT's 
policy on this matter. Executive Director Burns replied that DPT's official policy is consistent 
with state law, which says that anyone parked on a sidewalk is subject to a fine. On a practical 
matter, DPT responds to complaints as they recognize it's an issue in the neighborhood. 

Fred Stephens, Muni General Manager reviewed the Third Quarter Service Standards Report. 
System- wide, on time performance is 71.5%. This is short of the 85% goal but has improved by 
3.5%o over the last quarter. Staffs' efforts are beginning to show results. They have focused on 
operators leaving the terminal on time. The percent of scheduled service Muni achieved this 
quarter is the highest percent since Muni first began keeping this record. It is a significant 



accomplishment. 

Chairman Vaughns expressed her pleasure in seeing a significant improvement this quarter and 
offered congratulations both personally and on behalf of the Board. Muni delivered an improved 
product this quarter. She asked what staff is doing to reduce accidents as the accident statistic 
indicates a marked increase. 

G.M. Fred Stephens commented that while the number is the same as last year, it's a high 
number. Muni is focused on increasing the safety awareness and skills of operators, and to 
improve accountability when accidents occur. Muni has implemented a campaign to get safety 
into the minds of the operators on a daily basis. Chairman Vaughns stated that getting operator 
"buy in' to reduce accidents is important as this statistic is unacceptable. 

Exec. Director Bums added that Muni has established an internal task force to look at how to 
reduce accidents. Labor is also being brought into this effort. Management is looking for a 
culture change throughout the organization. He will brief the board within the next two months 
when this initiative is more fully developed. 

Gerald Norman, Deputy Director, DPT presented the Third Quarter Service Standards. Staff has 
achieved significant gains with colored curb applications. Staff cleared the backlog and is well 
on their way towards achieving this goal. Staff responded to 93% of the complaints about 
hazardous traffic sign conditions within two hours. As previously reported, the slump in traffic 
line maintenance was due to weather conditions. 94% of the time, lock-box renewals were 
turned around within two weeks. The Lock-Box program has also been instrumental in the 
dramatic reduction in the time people spent waiting in line. 

Chairman Vaughns commended DPT for an excellent report. Executive Director Burns 
acknowledged D.D. Norman for his service. Mr. Norman is returning to a senior position within 
the District Attorney's office. He has done a great job while at DPT. 

Gerry Norman commented that it has been a privilege and pleasure to work with the Board, DPT 
and with Muni. DPT employees are the most dedicated public employees he has ever worked 
with and he has made valuable relationships with employees of Muni and within the City 
Attorney's office. Chairman Vaughns wished Mr. Norman well and asked the Board to give a 
standing sign of appreciation to Mr. Norman. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC added their appreciation of Mr. Norman. He has been a pleasure 
to work with. Mr. Murphy reviewed a number of the CAC recommendations including the 
adoption of the Nelson/Nygaard Prop E Audit Report. The CAC was impressed with the report, 
and thinks that their recommendations should be adopted. They also recommend approval of the 
Advertising Contract and the Performing Arts Garage items. The CAC is impressed with and 
commends Muni on their efforts to create jobs in the Bay View Hunter's Point neighborhood. 



They also recommend undergrounding of electric wires when converting lines from diesel to 
electric; installing accessible fare wayside gates and to adopt service adjustments only when the 
load factor clearly shows an underutilized line. The CAC should be brought into the budget 
discussion earlier in the process. 

The CAC has designated Steve Ferrario to be their representative to the Geary Corridor CAC. 
Joan Downey, Sue Cauthen and Dan Murphy recently attended a Telegraph Hill neighborhood 
forum regarding traffic and transit. Some consensus seems to be emerging about how to fix the 
problem with the 39-Coit and traffic congestion. The CAC urges the MTA to consider it. People 
on both sides of the issue showed great flexibility and a willingness to compromise. 

Chairman Vaughns thanked Chairman Murphy for the CAC's insightful recommendations. 

9. Public Comment 

Patrick Garcia is an employee working with Guardsmark. They are having problems with 
AutoReturn and with their work conditions. There are vehicles that leak gas or smoke. The 
condition of the guard shack at the front gate is bad. There are no doors to protect guards from 
rain and the shack has mildew and holes in the floor. There is exposed wiring inside and no 
running water to use for washing their hands after using the facilities. Most fire extinguishers are 
empty or haven't been checked in quite some time and the fire hydrants are grown over or 
rusting. Syringes lie on the ground along with broken glass and nails. They would like to see 
these items fixed. 

Doug Block spoke on behalf of Tony Shillings who had to go to work. Tony is a sight 
supervisor. AutoReturn has just taken over the property from City Tow. There is no first aid kit 
at site. Tony was injured and was told that water and paper towels would take care of it. When 
Guardsmark heard about a petition to address these working conditions, they didn't fix the 
problems but grilled people about union activities. This is not a question of protecting workers. 
Guardsmark should be replaced with a subcontractor who is responsible. 

Dan Higgins is a Guardsmark employee, working at the State Building. He has filed a lawsuit 
against Guardsmark. They are required to pay 85% of the benefits that the State pays their 
employees. Guardsmark makes token payments and disregards the law. They fail to provide 
meal and rest breaks, and systematically fail to pay overtime. He asks the Board to join them in 
telling Guardsmark to obey the law. 

Deirdre Lehn, SEIU organizer, spoke about Guardsmarks' record of breaking federal laws and 
ignoring employee rights. Several months ago, a female security guard approached SEIU stating 
that she had been forced to satisfy her manager under threat of termination. A second woman 
claimed to have been dismissed because she refused to perform sexual favors. A third person 
reported these claims to Guardsmark. He was suspended and escorted out of the building. 
Guardsmark issued a memo saying that anyone caught speaking about sexual harassment would 
be fired on the spot. They have demonstrated a disregard for the laws that are supposed to 



protect workers. This company shouldn't be a beneficiary of public contracts. 

Paulette Msyzka is appalled that the City would spend money on a company that treats guards in 
such a manner. The City should do something and get a better company to run security. 

Jeanne Lynch is a senior with disabilities who is appalled at what happened to her while on a bus. 
On her 75 th birthday, a 38-Geary operator didn't pull into the curb and made no effort to lower 
the steps. She fell and injured her leg. Drivers are refusing to pull into the curb. Muni's 
sensitivity training is a waste of money. They're not complying with the rules and regulations. 
The Operator Rulebook isn't in an accessible format. She is a long-time community activist, 
serving on the Muni Accessibility Advisory Committee and the Senior Action Network. Her 
quality of life is endangered. Not a day goes by without phone calls from people about rude, 
insensitive and negligent drivers. 

John Conklin, Muni operator, stated that when shortage of money was declared, people objected 
to the older coaches getting new colors painted on them. A decision was made to not paint those 
Orion buses until the budget mess was straightened out. Those buses are now being painted. Do 
something about cars that pull in front of a bus and then stop. Every day operators get passengers 
who run in front of their bus trying to get on. Some day this will result in an accident and the 
operator will be charged. 

Barry Taranto thanked Muni for Bay to Breakers as it was a windfall for taxicabs. He wishes that 
operators would pull into a zone when it isn't block. A cabstand at 18 th and Castro needs to be 
installed. PCO's don't ticket limo drivers who park in the white zone at the Omni hotel. DPT is 
having financial difficulties with the Taxi Commission. Exec. Director Burns owes the Board a 
briefing on what's happening with the Taxi Commission. Debbie Borthne is a great person and 
should get an award for getting groups together about taxi service at the Ballpark. 

David Pilpel asked when budget would come before the Board. The budget that the Board 
passed included a finding that it would contribute to achieving FY05 service standards but those 
standards haven't been approved. When Prop. E was passed; the agency wanted three things - 
tools, time, and money. They received all three. It is extremely unlikely that the agency will 
meet on-time availability and vehicle availability. He is discouraged to hear Fred Stephens talk 
only now about doing a line-by line analysis as it should have happened well before now. Staff 
should provide narrative in the staff report to explain the issues so the Board can have a better, 
informed discussion. As this might be Director Casey's last meeting, thank you. Director Casey 
has been a diligent, independent, and thoughtful member of the Board. 

Roger Bazeley observed that there is a need to increase motorist awareness of pedestrian loading 
and unloading zones. Areas in the middle of a street should have pedestrian tactile strips to make 
them more visible and safe. He commended DPT for their excellent application of materials in 
the ladder crosswalks. A ladder crosswalk is needed in Seacliff, close to a school. DPT should 
create new and clearer signage to enhance awareness of school zones. He commended DPT for a 
43% drop in pedestrian fatalities. 



Director Casey is extremely disturbed about the issues raised by Guardsmark employees. He is 
quite troubled by what he sees as a pattern. Initially, AutoReturn was reluctant to agree to card 
check neutrality (but should be commended for since coming around), then they were opposed to 
providing a living wage. Now they have hired a notorious union busting, sexual harassing, and 
unconscionable corporation with objectionable practices at other locations. It is incumbent upon 
them to have improved working conditions. He requests a report at the next meeting about these 
damaging and dangerous conditions. Staff needs to move with all dispatch because of the 
potential for liability. Workers need to be assured that their issues are answered and the Board 
should hold AutoReturn responsible. Chairman Vaughns commented that she is sure that 
Executive Director Burns and staff will look into the matter quickly and will get back to the 
Board. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Allstate Ins. Co., Superior Ct. #CGC03422412, filed on 7/14/03 for $2,000 

B. David Gunther, Superior Ct. #424886, filed on 9/30/03 for $6,000 

C. Yun Chong Lu, Superior Ct. #422046, filed on 7/15/03 for $8,000 

D. Mehrdad Tony Hakimian, Unlitigated Claim #0497561, filed on 2/17/04 for $14,347.28 

E. Olga & Margarita Mikhaltchouk, Superior Ct. #415963, filed on 12/20/02 for $28,410.63 

RESOLUTION 04-064 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $35,351,840 in federal Section 
5309 Fixed Guideway capital assistance for: Trolley Coach Procurement; Cable Car 
Infrastructure Rehabilitation; MUNI Rail Replacement; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; Historic 
rail car Rehabilitation; Wayside Fare Collection Equipment and Metro East Maintenance Facility 
Construction. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 



RESOLUTION 04-065 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $8,857,610 in federal Section 
5309 New Starts capital assistance for Muni's Third Street Phase II-New Central Subway project. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-066 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend up to $324,000 from the California 
Department of Transportation's Hazard Elimination Safety grant program to install Pedestrian 
Countdown Signals at up to 30 various arterial intersections. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

(10.5) Accepting the work performed under Contract No. MR-1 135: Presidio & Potrero Trolley 
Coach Facility Modifications, approving Contract Modification No. 3, which reduces the 
contract amount by $16,878.39, and approving the closeout of the contract with Jersey 
Constructors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution financial plan and 
contract modification.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-067 

No public comment. 

Director Din asked staff to be more cognizant as their resolutions don't always coincide with 
information in the staff report. For example the resolutions for Items 10.2 and 10.3 mention 
TEA, but there's no mention of it in either staff report. Another example is Item 10.5, where the 
date for the "Notice to Proceed" is stated as one date in the staff report and another in the 
resolution. 

Chairman Vaughns echoed Director Din's sentiments. The quality of these reports needs to be 
improved. Staff needs to pay attention to housekeeping and become more vigilant in their quality 
checking to provide accurate, consistent information. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.4 removed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Presentation and public hearing on the final results of the Municipal Transportation Quality 

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Review pursuant to City Charter Section 8A.107. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and audit.) 

Executive Director Burns introduced the item by saying that Prop. E requires an independent 
contractor to perform a quality review of the MTA's goals, objectives and service standards. The 
Board approved a contract with Nelson/Nygaard to review the service standards for FY2001 and 
2002 and to provide useful recommendations. This report has been presented to the CAC who 
recommends adoption. This report will also be presented to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors. 

Bonnie Nelson, President of Nelson/Nygaard presented the results and recommendations of the 
Quality Review Audit. Prop E included 27 service standards or performance measures. These 
standards and measures provide a sense of trust between Muni and their riders and stakeholders. 
They have also been extremely important as management tools. 

The goals of their review includes assessing Muni's progress, developing action plans, evaluating 
established goals and performance measures, assessing the potential for improving definitions, 
and providing independent verification to the public. In addition to the FY01 and 02 data, they 
also looked at some trends based on unaudited data from FY03 and 04. 

Muni has done an excellent job of fulfilling its' Prop E mandate, both in terms of meeting their 
goals but also in honestly and accurately reporting the data. The areas where improvements are 
required have a consistent theme. There are many transit properties that are experiencing a 
double-digit decline in ridership but Muni isn't. Muni may not be meeting all its goals but Muni 
is holding its own in a difficult economic climate. Ten of the 27 goals were met with another 10 
of the goals having seen significant progress. A small number of the goals have not been met 
and need additional changes to meet them. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that staff will take the comments received from the CAC, the MTA 
Board, members of the public, and the Board of Supervisors and will address any changes made 
to the FY05 Service Standards when they are presented to the Board for adoption. 

Chairman Vaughns requested a revised cover sheet that indicates the years that are covered by 
the audit. Director Kasolas asked that the recommendations be returned in the form of a matrix. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Rafael Cabrera, TWU-250A, will miss "Director Mike". He is pleased to see this report but 
wonders why we have to change when something is working? We're reaching the goals so 
what's the sense of changing something that's not broken? 



David Pilpel noted that there is a public hearing requirement but no special notice was given. 
When the Board hears an item like this, they should give special notice similar to what is given 
for service changes. This is a good report and all recommendations make sense and should be 

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adopted. They balance public accountability with cost. Reducing the number of traffic checkers 
m the Service Department will make it more difficult to measure some of these standards. He is 
not sure that 1 A was achieved for FY01 as staff needs to average all quarters for the year and 
then compare it to the goal. Future reports should include more aggressive recommendations. 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute a Transit Advertising contract with Viacom Outdoor, 
from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2009, with a minimum total aggregate of revenue and 
services of $16,175,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract and 
financial plan.) 

Jose Cisneros, Deputy General Manager, Capital Planning and External Affairs reviewed the 
calendar item. Revenues are paid in one of two ways, through either a minimum annual 
guarantee (MAG) of revenues or a percentage of the gross revenues, whichever number is higher. 
Over the term of the contract, Muni is likely to receive more revenue from Viacom than from 
Obie because Viacom offered a higher percentage from the gross receipts. The new advertising 
policy that the MTA Board approved is included in the contract. 

Chairman Vaughns asked Mr. Cisneros to address the issue of Obie defaulting and not meeting 
their financial obligations. D.G.M. Cisneros replied that staff was told this had occurred in one 
situation, where Obie terminated early and wasn't able to meet the minimum annual guarantee. 
Staff did a background check on all bidders and that information is reflected in the oral score. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel thanked staff for the presentation. Previously he had raised a concern about a 
Sunshine Ordinance provision but understands that the provision was amended into the 
agreement. Why wasn't that provision included in the first place? He understands that in the 
previous contract Muni received somewhere between $7 and $8 million, the minimum guarantee 
in this contract is $2.7 million. This $5 million reduction is a significant dip and will impact the 
budget. He questioned whether this contract would be in place by July 1 since it still has to go 
before the Board of Supervisors. Staff should have started the process earlier. 

Andrew Gregg of Solem & Associates spoke on behalf of Obie Media. Obie contends that Muni 
is leaving between $4 and $7 million on the table. If the financial concerns about Obie were so 
problematic, why was the score only 1 .4% different? In 1999, when the current contract was 
being considered, Obie was selected and asked to enter into negotiations. Later that letter was 
rescinded and both companies were asked to present a "best and final offer". Obie lost on dollars 
alone. Obie sells more ads per vehicle than any other provider. He respectfully asks the Board to 
revisit the selection process. 



Steve Shinn, Viacom, stated that his company is excited to be nominated by the selection 
committee. He thanked the committee and staff for their fine work and diligence. Viacom is 
seeing the economy turning around, and also seeing some "sell-out" of advertising demand. 



Muni will see greater revenues than the minimum annual guarantee in this contract. 

Ryan Brooks, Viacom Outdoor, is disturbed to hear of Obie's complaint. This has been a duly 
noticed public process that included an opportunity to protest this award. Obie has sent a high- 
powered lobbyist rather than appear themselves. The Board should move forward with the staff 
recommendation. Viacom is a union, San Francisco-based company with integrity. 

RESOLUTION 04-068 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

13. Authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to issue a Request for Qualifications to 
identify a pool of parking consultants to assess the feasibility of the potential build out of the 
Performing Arts Garage at a cost not to exceed $120,000 and accepting $50,000 from the San 
Francisco Ballet, Symphony, and Opera, to be applied to the cost of the study. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and map.) 

Scott Ruble, Deputy Director, Parking Authority presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Jim Reuben represents the Symphony, Opera and Ballet. This request comes as a direct result of 
the demolition of the Central Freeway. The Performing Arts organizations draw an audience 
from the entire region and over 1,000 parking spaces will be lost. In addition, over 600 parking 
spaces are required for staff due to various union agreements. These arts organizations want to 
come up with a way to move workers and patrons. 

RESOLUTION 04-069 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

14. Declaring the intent of the Parking Authority to reimburse certain expenditures from proceeds 
of future indebtedness for exploration of potential build out of the Performing Arts Garage. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-070 

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On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 
DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

15. Approving the Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Budget and 
capital improvement requests for the Portsmouth Square Garage. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

Chairman Vaughns asked for an explanation about why these budgets are before the Board for a 
vote on May 18 when the fiscal year began on May 1. It's an insult to ask the Board to approve 
these items after the fact. We hope it will never happen again. 

Director Din echoed the Chairman's sentiments and added that if there are extenuating 
circumstances, staff should let the Board know early on. 

Ron Szeto, Acting Director, Parking Authority apologized for the delay. The budget process 
started in February and went through several iterations. He will insure that it won't happen in the 
future. 

RESOLUTION 04-071 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

16. Approving the Downtown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2004-2005 budget and capital 
improvement requests for the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-072 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

17. Approving the Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2004-2005 budget and capital 

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improvement request for the Sutter Stockton Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-073 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

18. Approving the Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2004-2005 budget for the Union 
Square Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-074 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 7:08 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black (absent for Item 5) 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. (absent for Item 5) 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 

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Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Mike Hursh, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Operations 
Gerald Norman, Deputy Director, DPT 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

_X^_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
X_ Other 

Director Black recused herself from Item 5 and left the closed session prior to the discussion. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A, SEIU Locals 535 & 790, Electrical Workers, Local 6, TWU 
200, IFPTE, Local 21, Laborers, Local 261, Municipal Executives, Stationary 
Engineers, Local 39, Teamsters, Local 853, Carpenters, Local 22, Painters, Local 
4, Operating Engineers, Local 3, Sheet metal, Local 104, Glaziers, Local 718, 

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Plumbers, Local 38 and Unrepresented employees. 
To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 8:06 p.m. 

19. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced the Board met in closed session for a conference with their labor 
negotiator. She stated that Director Black recused herself from Item 5, and left the closed session 
prior to the discussion. There was no action taken 

20. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Black, McCray- 
absent). 

Exec. Director Burns commented that this maybe Director Casey's last meeting. He wanted to 
take the opportunity to say that despite their occasional differences, he enjoyed working with 
Director Casey and thanked him for his contribution. 

Director Casey responded by saying that he has really enjoyed working with management and 
staff and even though there were differences of opinion, people always remained civil and 
respectful. He has seen much progress made by the MTA. 

Chairman Vaughns, speaking on behalf of the board, as well as personally, thanked Director 
Casey and wished him well. 

ADJOURN- The meeting was adjourned at 8:08 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, JUNE 1,2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

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Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 






4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-May 18, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Robin Krop, Superior Ct. #419384, filed on 4/14/03 for $0.00 

B. Romilda Garibaldi, Superior St. #412297 filed on 9/6/02 for $1,000 

C. Du Le Mack, Superior Ct. #415145 filed on 11/27/02 for $1,200 

D. 21 st Century Ins., Unlitigated Claim #0402432, filed on 2/24/04 for $6,383.42 

E. Gina Hwang, Superior Ct. #188424, filed on 5/17/01 for $7,500 

F. Nawras Marmash, Superior Ct. #417919, filed on 3/4/03 for $8,000 

G. Karima Baptiste, Superior Ct. #402392, filed on 12/13/01 for $12,500 

H. Consuelo Gilla & Almira Sugatan, Superior Ct. #CGC02416163, filed on 12/27/02 for $14,000 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $3,753,574 of Bridge Toll Net 
Revenues for MUNI's capital projects related to Cable Car Vehicle Renovation, Motor Coach 
Replacement and Rehabilitation, Paratransit Minivans, Rail Replacement, Historic Rail Car 
Enclosure and Bus Catalyst Devices. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $100,359 from the California 
Department of Transportation's Environmental Justice Transportation Planning Program, with a 
required local match of $1 1,151 from Proposition K sales tax funding, to produce a comprehensive 
community-based pedestrian and traffic safety plan for Valencia Street. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call 
for Contract No. MR-1212, Bay and Taylor Streets Cable Car Turntable Improvement. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve a five-year renewal of the Lease for 
the property currently serving as the Department of Parking and Traffic's Paint Shop, located at 
80 Charter Oak Avenue, to commence August 1, 2004 with GENSLER FAMILY LPI as lessor, 
in the amount of $8,800 per month. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
and lease.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Authorizing the award of DPW Contract No. 6179A®: DPT Signal Shop Remodel 
Contract, to Biller McCoy Builders, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for a total 
contract amount of $300,020. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.7) Approving McCarthy Building Companies' proposal to retain Butler Enterprises Group,, 
in association with Rail Quality Services and R.W. Dotson Management Consulting, as the DBE 
Technical Assistance Firm for Contract No. MR-1 182R, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle 
Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, at no additional cost to Muni. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 



(10.8) Approving the lease agreement with the Union Pacific Railroad and the Burlington 
Northern Santa Fe Railroad for approximately 310 feet of track at Third Street and Cargo Way 
for a term of 25 years, for $10 per year, and a one-time administrative fee of $500, for a total cost 
of $750, and requiring the City to maintain and repair the track and construct and maintain a 
railroad crossing signal system. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 
(MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Approving the Municipal Railway Department's Revised FY2005 Operating Budget in the amount 
of $486,033,332; approving the Department of Parking and Traffic's Revised FY2005 Operating and 
Capital Budget in the amount of $75,859,976; certifying that the FY2005 budgets are adequate to make 
substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards; approving labor 
savings and reductions in the workforce; approving a new Muni paratransit passenger fare schedule to 
take effect on September 1, 2004; finding that the changes to paratransit fares are exempt from CEQA 
review; approving the fare change request to waive fares on New Year's Eve 2004, authorizing the 
continuance of the Class Pass program; and authorizing the implementation of short-term experimental 
fares; authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with BART for use of the Fast Pass on BART 
in San Francisco; authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with BART for Muni to accept 
payment from BART for providing connecting bus service to BART stations. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) 

12. Adopting the 2004 Revised Budget and Funding Plan in the amount of $583.35 million for 
Phase I (Initial Operating Segment) of the Third Street Light Rail Transit Project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

13. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1203, Bayview Connections, to Mitchell 
Engineering, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for a total contract amount of 
$1,188,213. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

14. Approving the assignment of Contract No. CS-116, Design and Construction Support 
Services for Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility, from the 
Association of AGS and Gannett Fleming to Gannett Fleming; and authorizing the Director to 
execute the Eighth Amendment to provide support services during the bidding and award phase 
of major subcontracts, in an amount not to exceed $257,246, for a total contract amount not to 
exceed $8,949,361; to extend the contract one year, for a total contract term of seven years; and 
to add AGS, Inc. as a subconsultant. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, amendment, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 



CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A, SEIU Locals 535 & 790, Electrical Workers, Local 6, TWU 
200, IFPTE, Local 21, Laborers, Local 261, Municipal Executives, Stationary 
Engineers, Local 39, Teamsters, Local 853, Carpenters, Local 22, Painters, Local 
4, Operating Engineers, Local 3, Sheetmetal, Local 104, Glaziers, Local 718, 
Plumbers, Local 38 and Unrepresented employees. 

To discuss: 



_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN 1 2004 

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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Michael Kasolas and James McCray, Jr. 

Chairman Vaughns acknowledged the presence of Director Peter Mezey and thanked him for 
joining the Board. She is looking forward to his wisdom and input. Director Mezey stated that it 
is a great honor and privilege to have been appointed and he is looking forward to working with the 
MTA. 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 18, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
Approved (Kasolas, McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

The Board Secretary announced that Items 10.7, approving the retention a DBE Technical 
Assistance Firm, and 10.8, approving a lease agreement with the Union Pacific Railroad and the 
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad had been removed from the Consent Calendar at the 
request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 






7. Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Burns is pleased to present this month's Special Recognition Award to Mark 
Lovett. Mark began working at Muni in 1997 as an Information Clerk in the Telephone 
Information Center and in 2002, he became a Senior Information Clerk. He is being recognized 
for his work ethic, his excellent customer service skills and for being helpful with the department 
and his coworkers. In addition, Mark has been vital to MUNI's charity outreach working as a 
Captain for the AIDS Walk and participating in the American Heart Association walk-a-thon. 
Chairman Vaughns congratulated Mr. Lovett on behalf of the board. 

Exec. Director Burns introduced Jack Fleck, newly designated by Bond Yee as Acting Deputy 
Director and City Traffic Engineer at DPT. He has worked at DPT since 1985 and has been 
involved in such projects as planning the Embarcadero roadway and the Third Street project. 

In the Mayor's budget that was submitted to the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor has proposed 
integrating the powers and duties of the Taxi Commission into the MTA. A full briefing will be 
provided at the next meeting. 

At last meeting, union representatives from SEIU Local 24/7 notified the MTA of their concerns 
regarding the hiring of Guardsmark for security services by SF AutoReturn, the City's current 
contractor for towing, storage and disposal services, including working conditions at Pier 70. 
DPT has obtained a written summary of these allegations and is conducting a full investigation. 
John Wicker of AutoReturn has also begun investigating these allegations and has sent a letter to 
the MTA Board. DPT staff continues to monitor these working conditions and will return to the 
board with a report on the outcome of their investigation. 

On March 27, DPT, Supervisor Maxwell, the Police Department and the Senior Action Network 
activated a radar speed sign on Brookdale Ave. in Visitacion Valley to measure speeds of passing 
vehicles. Another radar speed sign is also being tested. These signs have been shown to 
effectively reduce speeding. Once the pilot projects are complete, staff will report to the Board 
on their effectiveness. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
There was no report. 

9. Public Comment 

David Tornheim stated that the CAC is not doing a good job in reporting the feelings of the 
public. Letters brought to the CAC about data collection and service adjustments weren't given 



to the MTA Board. CAC meetings are not worth the time if they aren't listening to what the 
public has to say. There is legislation coming from the Board of Supervisors to restructure the 
power of Muni. He isn't sure of the motivation for the legislation but knows that people are 
concerned about losing service. 

Barry Taranto welcomed Peter Mezey to the MTA Board. He was a great member of the Parking 
and Traffic Commission and a really good advocate for taxi drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. 
He congratulated Jack Fleck adding that he always listens. On the matter of the Taxi 
Commission merger, the Board should hold hearings sooner rather than later on how to deal with 
it. DPT issues don't get as high a priority at the MTA as they did when it had its own 
commission. PCO's only respond when someone complains about blocked cabstands. They 
should automatically ticket violators without having to receive a complaint. Make sure tenants 
are informed of the proposed Geary and O'Farrell traffic changes. 

Bruce Oka welcomed Director Mezey. He talked about an apparent "done deal" BART-Muni 
agreement that does not allow people who have discount stickers to ride BART within San 
Francisco city limits. This is a long-standing issue between the disabled community and BART. 
At their last meeting with BART, they got an agreement that the disabled community would be 
included in future negotiations of any agreement but has yet to receive that in writing. 

Edward Evans, Vice Chair, MAAC, and Mayor's Disability Council thinks it's outrageous that 
Muni has allowed BART to disallow seniors and disabled people to ride. People would like to 
use BART to shop. He encourages Muni to look at the issues facing seniors and the disabled 
community. He has also noticed a large problem with operators using cell phones while on 
route. Operators are becoming less people-friendly. 

Director McCray arrived. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Robin Krop, Superior Ct. #419384, filed on 4/14/03 for $0.00 

B. Romilda Garibaldi, Superior St. #412297 filed on 9/6/02 for $1,000 

C. Du Le Mack, Superior Ct. #415145 filed on 1 1/27/02 for $1,200 

D. 21 st Century Ins., Unlitigated Claim #0402432, filed on 2/24/04 for $6,383.42 

E. Gina Hwang, Superior Ct. #188424, filed on 5/17/01 for $7,500 

F. Nawras Marmash, Superior Ct. #417919, filed on 3/4/03 for $8,000 

G. Karima Baptiste, Superior Ct. #402392, filed on 12/13/01 for $12,500 

H. Consuelo Gilla & Almira Sugatan, Superior Ct. #CGC02416163, filed on 12/27/02 for $14,000 

RESOLUTION 04-075 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $3,753,574 of Bridge Toll Net 
Revenues for MUNI's capital projects related to Cable Car Vehicle Renovation, Motor Coach 
Replacement and Rehabilitation, Paratransit Minivans, Rail Replacement, Historic Rail Car 
Enclosure and Bus Catalyst Devices. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-076 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $100,359 from the California 
Department of Transportation's Environmental Justice Transportation Planning Program, with a 
required local match of $1 1,151 from Proposition K sales tax funding, to produce a comprehensive 
community-based pedestrian and traffic safety plan for Valencia Street. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-077 

(10.4) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call 
for Contract No. MR-1212, Bay and Taylor Streets Cable Car Turntable Improvement. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

This item was severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel spoke in favor of extending this Cable Car line another two blocks to Fisherman's 
Wharf. To the extent that this project supports the northerly extension, he supports it. 

RESOLUTION 04-078 

On motion to approve Item 10.4: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Kasolas 

(10.5) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve a five-year renewal of the Lease for 
the property currently serving as the Department of Parking and Traffic's Paint Shop, located at 
80 Charter Oak Avenue, to commence August 1, 2004 with GENSLER FAMILY LPI as lessor, 
m the amount of $8,800 per month. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
and lease.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-079 

(10.6) Authorizing the award of DP W Contract No. 6179A®: DPT Signal Shop Remodel 
Contract, to Biller McCoy Builders, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for a total 
contract amount of $300,020. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-080 

(10.7) Approving McCarthy Building Companies' proposal to retain Butler Enterprises Group,, 
in association with Rail Quality Services and R.W. Dotson Management Consulting, as the DBE 
Technical Assistance Firm for Contract No. MR-1 182R, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle 
Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, at no additional cost to Muni. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

(10.8) Approving the lease agreement with the Union Pacific Railroad and the Burlington 
Northern Santa Fe Railroad for approximately 310 feet of track at Third Street and Cargo Way 
for a term of 25 years, for $10 per year, and a one-time administrative fee of $500, for a total cost 
of $750, and requiring the City to maintain and repair the track and construct and maintain a 
railroad crossing signal system. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 
(MUNI) 

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.4, 10.7 and 10.8 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Approving the Municipal Railway Department's Revised FY2005 Operating Budget in the amount 
of $486,033,332; approving the Department of Parking and Traffic's Revised FY2005 Operating and 
Capital Budget in the amount of $75,859,976; certifying that the FY2005 budgets are adequate to make 
substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards; approving labor 
savings and reductions in the workforce; approving a new Muni paratransit passenger fare schedule to 
take effect on September 1, 2004; finding that the changes to paratransit fares are exempt from CEQA 
review; approving the fare change request to waive fares on New Year's Eve 2004, authorizing the 
continuance of the Class Pass program; and authorizing the implementation of short-term experimental 
fares; authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with BART for use of the Fast Pass on BART 
in San Francisco; authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with BART for Muni to accept 
payment from BART for providing connecting bus service to BART stations. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) 

Executive Director Burns introduced the item by saying that when the MTA first approved the 
budget, it was based on January revenue and expense numbers and at the time, the Board had 
requested that he come back to them when there were revisions to the budget. Muni's overall 
budget has resulted in a $2 million increase in revenue since that time. This approval request 
includes authorization for a few small capital expenditures that have their own funding sources 
and are not part of the operating budget. Consistent with the City, the MTA has started to notify 
employees who have been affected by a reduction in force. In January, the number of layoffs had 
been reported as 125 but given the changes to the budget, only 101 people are actually impacted. 
The City is eliminating 750 positions, but this only affects 550 people since 200 of the positions 
are vacant. It is expected that the effective date of the layoffs will be September 1. The Board 
had previously approved five million dollars in service adjustments. Those adjustments are the 
normal course of business for the MTA and staff is proceeding with the implementation of those 
adjustments. Since the fiscal emergency question regarding CEQA review for specific changes 
to the 3-Jackson, 4-Sutter and 7-Haight line didn't pass, staff has not yet made any decision about 
those lines. Those routes will remain in effect until a determination has been made. 

Chairman Vaughns requested Board members to be cognizant and listen closely to the budget 
presentation to determine if it will substantially aid the MTA in reaching its goals. 

Alicia Fletcher, Budget Director, reviewed Muni's budget. 

Director Black asked if any of the layoffs were unfilled positions and if it was possible to get the 
names of the people who are being laid off. Exec. Director Burns will provide the list but asked 
that they be allowed to notify all the individuals first. 

Julia Dawson, DD, Finance, presented the DPT budget. 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Ellen Murray, a Muni Operator, stated that the deficit was due to the loss of revenue due to 
corporate tax evasion and war. She is opposed to the budget. It includes $5 million in savings 
due to service adjustments. A 1991 study of Muni operators revealed significant hypertension. 
This budget will be a significant source of stress and will result in a higher death and injury rate 
in operators. Don't expect to implement this budget in September without a fight. 

David Tomheim is disappointed to see this budget back when it still includes service cuts. 
Notification to the public, done last Thursday, isn't enough. The document says the Board 
already approved service cuts. This is not true. At the Feb 27 hearing, the vote was taken on a 
preliminary budget without adequate public hearing. Now that we have ten million dollars more, 
why don't we take the service adjustments back? Why are we giving $2.7 million to DPT? We 
don't want technology, we need service. The data is wrong. 

Mike Lonergan, TWU Executive Board, suggested that the Board look closely at the budget as 
staff has said that things bring their own funding. Everyone knows that the city and state is in a 
true fiscal emergency. The MTA is using the lack of state funding as a device to lay off 
employees and adjust service. The operating budget is not a source of capital project funding. 
Local 200 members support the Third St. Project but it hasn't met the needs of the community. 
It's wrong to cut service and employees to compensate for a shortfall in the Third St. Project. 
The Transits afe project is a failure. 

Herb Panaszewicz is opposed to the elimination of the 26 line. Merchants need this line and 
cutting it will be a major problem. He would like to see the line continued. 

Glenda Lavigne. Local 200 is concerned about her people receiving layoff letters today. Muni 
management told them they were going to fill unfilled positions in exchange for the 7.5% 
giveback. No 9139 position have been hired and there has been no exam given. Don't 
rubberstamp these layoffs. Labor makes government grow. 

Sarita Britt, Local 200, called management's plan "penny wise and pound foolish". Can you 
trust managements' analysis? Shall we spend operating money on capital projects? Why transfer 
money from Muni's operating budget to DPT? 

Herbert Weiner feels that Muni management is hell bent on wrecking service. The service cuts will 
wreak havoc and will result in filled buses and a glut of passengers on other buses that will make the 
drivers nuts. The thing that fuels Muni is contempt and there is an unenduring supply of that. 

Stephen Gildersleeve understood that a motion to declare a fiscal emergency had been 
withdrawn. Now staff is saying that service adjustments were approved in February. Why the 
switch? Seventy-two hour notice to the public is insufficient. He has slight appreciation for the 

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restoration of the 7-Haight but Muni has been relying on poor data. The use of articulated buses 
in the Haight on weekends will be a mess. 

David Pilpel appreciates that staff caught and corrected the technical changes. He made two 
Sunshine requests of which only one was responded to. The information provided was helpful in 
understanding the budget and should be provided to the public. How can the Agency certify that 
it's making adequate progress on fulfilling the goals if it hasn't yet adopted the FY05 service 
standards? He doesn't understand how the resolution can continue to refer to the 3, 4 and 7 lines 
if the environmental issues haven't been resolved. Language from the February 27 l resolution 
regarding changes greater than 1% should be in this resolution. Some of the position cuts seem 
to make sense but it's difficult to tell without more information. There needs to be a senior 
operations person who is responsible for the platform budget. This item should be continued 
until all questions are answered. 

Norman Rolfe is fascinated to see the category for the Mission-Steuart hotel. Muni has had to 
add buses on two lines due to the increased operating cots. For future projects, Muni needs to 
include fully allocated costs or they'll lose money. Check the Kirkland project very carefully as 
it has a chance to make money. 

Rafael Cabrera stated that the declaration of the fiscal emergency did not pass but now staff is 
bringing back service cuts. He thought the item was off the table. The Transit First policy 
requires outreach to bring everybody on board. 

Art Gonzalez, Business Representative for the Machinists Union is very surprised at some of the 
layoffs. Some of the layoffs are guys who rebuild transmissions and engines and they have 
worked hard to save money. These machinists can't be replaced; there is no existing 
infrastructure for outsourcing this work and no training facility for apprenticeships. Losing these 
long time employees will mean their skills will be gone. 

Executive Director Burns clarified that the service cuts that require the approval of the Board, 
namely the 3, 4, 7 and 26 lines, aren't included as part of this action. When the fiscal emergency 
recommendation didn't pass, staff began to evaluate strategies to find savings either by going 
through an environmental review process or by some other means. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that this is a difficult time and that Muni didn't get the City in this 
position of financial difficulty but it must support the City in resolving it. The budget process is 
a give and take process and it's going to hurt somewhere. She heard comments about moving 
numbers but that's accounting done to accommodate the MTA's focus and purpose. It's not a 
rubber stamp, it's a creative way to find out where you can save money and eliminate 
duplication. She thanked staff for their in depth analysis. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Din, Mezey and Vaughns 

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NAYES - Black, McCray, 

ABSENT - Kasolas 

The motion failed. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the Board Secretary direct her to language about when a 
majority vote failed. The Board Secretary referred to Article 5, Section 1 of the Board's Rules of 
Order which states that an affirmative vote of at least four members are required for passage of 
any resolution. 

Director Mezey asked for the legal and fiscal effect of not adopting this budget. Deputy City 
Attorney Friedlander replied that the budget had been previously adopted and transmitted to 
Mayor's office. Many of these adjustments didn't legally require approval of the MTA Board and 
had been previously delegated to the Executive Director for approval. The Executive Director 
can transmit items without any action by the Board. Executive Director Bums added that the 
legal interpretation may be that he had the authority to proceed but he's not sure that he's 
comfortable with proceeding. 

12. Adopting the 2004 Revised Budget and Funding Plan in the amount of $583.35 million for 
Phase I (Initial Operating Segment) of the Third Street Light Rail Transit Project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager of Construction provided an update on the status of the 
Third Street Project and budget. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel would like a copy of the PowerPoint presentation. He thinks that the resolution 
should recap both the revenue and expense sides of the project for each segment so people could 
see not just how we got here but where we are. 

RESOLUTION 04-0 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas 

13. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR- 1203, Bayview Connections, to Mitchell 
Engineering, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for a total contract amount of 
$1,188,213. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 









No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-0 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Kasolas 

14. Approving the assignment of Contract No. CS-1 16, Design and Construction Support 
Services for Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility, from the 
Association of AGS and Gannett Fleming to Gannett Fleming; and authorizing the Director to 
execute the Eighth Amendment to provide support services during the bidding and award phase 
of major subcontracts, in an amount not to exceed $257,246, for a total contract amount not to 
exceed $8,949,361; to extend the contract one year, for a total contract term of seven years; and 
to add AGS, Inc. as a subconsultant. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, amendment, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-0 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 6:18 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 

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Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Michael Kasolas 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Mike Hursh, DGM, Maintenance 
Wilson Johnson, DGM, Operations 

Deputy City Attorney Friedlander stated that item 5 and item 6 had been calendared separately 
because Director Black had a conflict of interest with respect to the local 790 negotiations. It is 
her understanding that conditions have changed due to the ratification of the contract by SEIU 
Local 790 so that Director Black may remain in the closed session for item 6. 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Kasolas-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

_K_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
X_ Other 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 



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CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A, SEIU Locals 535 & 790, Electrical Workers, Local 6, TWU 
200, IFPTE, Local 21, Laborers, Local 261, Municipal Executives, Stationary 
Engineers, Local 39, Teamsters, Local 853, Carpenters, Local 22, Painters, Local 
4, Operating Engineers, Local 3, Sheet metal, Local 104, Glaziers, Local 718, 
Plumbers, Local 38 and Unrepresented employees. 

To discuss: 

^X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:41 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced the Board met in closed session for a conference with the labor 
negotiator. There was no action taken. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Kasolas-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:43 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN 1 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
2(415)554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




CISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING ft TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
sen mg this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producmg electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-June 1, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

-Report on the Policy for Installation of Speed Humps 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Taxi Commission 
-Sunshine Labor Agreements 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Martha Zavaleta, Superior Ct. #401951, filed on 12/3/01 for $4,500 

B. Nader Marvi, Unlitigated Claim #0402732, filed on 3/18/04 for $5,577.57 

C. Carmen Perez De Martin, Superior Ct. #428485, filed on 2/2/04 for $7,000 

D. Ronnie Putman, Unlitigated Claim #0402216, filed on 2/6/04 for $7,000 

E. David Dunnell, Unlitigated Claim #0402217, filed on 2/6/04 for $8,000 

F. Allstate Ins., Superior Ct. #CGC03422128, filed on 7/7/03 for $15,000 

G. Gregory Bento, Superior Ct. #04429533, filed on 9/16/03 for $15,000 

H. Lumbermen's Mutual, Superior Ct. #420985, filed on 6/2/03 for $16,500 
I. Summer Latouf, Superior Ct. #400025, filed on 8/30/02 for $39,000 
J. Tecla Mendoza, Superior Ct. #428485, filed on 2/2/04 for $40,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 12th Street, east side, from 119 
feet to 140 feet south of Kissling Street (between the driveways of the parking garage). 

B. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING (legislates 
existing conditions) - Broadway, both sides, from Taylor Street to 250 feet westerly 
Broadway, south side, from Taylor Street to Himmelman Place Green Street, north side, 
From Taylor Street to Mason Street, Jones Street, east side, from Vallejo Street to Filbert 
Street. 

C. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Oak Street, north side, from Masonic Avenue 
to 200 feet westerly. 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 3 PM TO 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Oak Street, north side, from Masonic Avenue to 300 feet westerly. 

E. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Oak Street, north side, from Ashbury Street to 100 feet easterly. 

F. ESTABLISH - ANGLE (45-DEGREE) PARKING -25th Avenue, east side, from Noriega 
Street to 90 feet northerly, 25th Avenue, east side, from Noriega Street 72 feet southerly 

G. ESTABLISH - ANGLE (60-DEGREE) PARKING - Noriega Street, south side, between 
24th and 25th Avenues (replacing 45-degree parking) 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Lyon Street, west side, from 
16 feet south of Chestnut Street to 16 feet north of Chestnut Street (100-foot zone) 

I. RESCIND - NO PARKING 9 AM - 5 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS, ESTABLISH, NO 
PARKING 8 AM - 4 PM, EXCEPT SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS - 
Staples Street, north side, between Phelan and Hazelwood Avenues. 

J. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Florida Street, both sides, between 22nd 
and 23rd Streets, 23rd Street, both sides, between Bryant and Florida Streets 

K. RESCIND - NO PARKING, 7 AM - 6 PM - Rolph Street, south side, from Mission Street 
to 1 00 feet easterly 

L. ESTABLISH - RIGHT TURN ONLY AFTER CANDLESTICK PARK EVENTS - 
Hawes, Ingalls and Jennings Streets, southbound, onto westbound Ingerson Avenue 



M. ESTABLISH - NO LEFT TURNS AFTER CANDLESTICK PARK EVENTS - Griffith, 

Hawes, Redondo, Ingalls and Jennings Streets, northbound, onto westbound Ingerson Ave. 
N. INSTALL - TRAFFIC SIGNALS - Avalon Avenue, Theresa and Mission Streets, Bryant 

Street at Boardman Place (Hall of Justice), California and Octavia Streets, California and 

Stockton Streets, Great Highway and John F. Kennedy Drive, Skyline Boulevard and 

Lake Merced Boulevard/Herbst Road (North). 
O. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING FROM 7 AM - 9 AM, MONDAY 

THROUGH FRIDAY, ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY LANE MUST TURN RIGHT - 

Irving Street, south side, from 19th Avenue to 64 feet westerly 
P. ESTABLISH- RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THORUGH FRIDAY - Hill Street, both sides, between Noe 

and Sanchez Streets 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $3,929,039 in TEA 21 Section 
5309 capital assistance for Islais Creek Facility design and construction. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $872,525 in Bicycle 
Transportation Account, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and Transportation 
Development Act grant funds to implement various projects and programs recommended in the 
San Francisco Bicycle Plan. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.5) Approving a bid call for DPW Contract No. 0777J: Potrero Avenue Traffic Signal 
Upgrade, to solicit bids from contractors qualified to upgrade existing traffic signals at the 
intersections of Potrero Avenue and Alameda Street, Mariposa Street and 15 th through 25 th 
Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Approving a bid call for DPW Contract No. 0847J: Cesar Chavez Street Traffic Signal 
Upgrade, to solicit bids from contractors qualified to upgrade existing traffic signals at the 
intersections of Cesar Chavez Street and South Van Ness Avenue, Shotwell Street, Folsom 
Street, Harrison Street, and Bryant Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.7) Approving the lease agreement with the Union Pacific Railroad and the Burlington 
Northern Santa Fe Railroad for approximately 310 feet of track at Third Street and Cargo Way for 
a term of 25 years, for $10 per year, and a one-time administrative fee of $500, for a total cost of 
$750, and requiring the City to maintain and repair the track and construct and maintain a railroad 
crossing signal system. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.8) Approving McCarthy Building Companies' proposal to retain Butler Enterprises Group, in 
association with Rail Quality Services and R.W. Dotson Management Consulting, as the DBE 
Technical Assistance Firm for Contract No. MR-1 182R, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle 
Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, at no additional cost to Muni. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Approving $ 10,087,677 in revisions to the FY2005 operating budget, resulting in a total 
budget request of $486,033,332 for the Municipal Railway Department; $3,232,478 in revisions 
to the FY2005 operating and capital budget, resulting in a total budget request of $75,859,976 for 
the Department of Parking and Traffic; and re-certifying that the FY2005 budgets of the 
Municipal Railway Department and the Department of Parking and Traffic are adequate to make 
substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

12. Adopting MTA FY2005 milestones entitled "FY2005 Proposed Changes to the Service 
Standards and Milestones" for both Muni and DPT. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, milestones, amendment and resolution.) 

13. Adopting the performance standards as shown in "Amendment No. 4 to Section 4" dated 
June 15, 2004, as rules of the Agency. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
milestones, amendment and resolution.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250- A 

To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 
X Working Conditions 



J^_ Other 
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of, San Francisco 

^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
JUL - 1 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
8(415)554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




I 



CISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING ft TRAFFIC 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

( huirman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and 
similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised 
that any person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar 
sound-producing electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the June 1, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

-Report on the Policy for Installation of Speed Humps 

Executive Director Burns stated that the Board had requested a report on the policy 
regarding installation of speed humps. Bond Yee, Acting Deputy Director, DPT, briefly 
summarized the process and policy. Chairman Vaughns noted that a written 
memorandum was included in the packet received by the Board last week. 

Director Kasolas asked for status reports on the bike plan and the traffic-calming plan for 
the July 20 meeting. 



7. Director's Report 

-Taxi Commission 
-Sunshine Labor Agreements 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Burns is taking the formal action required by Prop. E to sunshine 
labor agreements, including public disclosure of the contents of tentative agreements and 
a cost analysis, for at least 30 days prior to adoption by the MTA Board. The MTA 
reached agreement with SEIU Local 790 and TWU 250-A (7410/9132) through 
mediation. TWU Local 200 and IBEW Local 6 agreements were the result of arbitration 
awards. Copies of the agreements and cost analysis are available at 401 Van Ness and 
are also on the website. The MTA board will be asked to vote on these agreements at 
their July 20 meeting. The Board of Supervisors will approve the citywide contracts. 

On Monday, June 21, at 10:00 a.m. MUNI and the Friends of the Cable Car Museum will 
hold the 20 th Anniversary Celebration of the Rebuilding of the Cable Car System. The 
event will be at the Cable Car Barn. The Preliminary Competition for the 42 nd Annual 
Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest also takes place on the 21 st . The World Champion Cable 
Car Bell Ringer Competition will be held on Thursday, July 8 th ' at Noon in Union Square. 

The Geary Transit Improvement Project went to the Department of Parking & Traffic 
Hearing on Friday, June 4th. Approximately 20 people spoke at the hearing. The most 
controversial issue was the removal of bus stops. Nine people spoke in opposition, and 
nine spoke in favor of removing the bus stops and in support of the project overall. Other 
speakers raised concerns about loss of parking due to the right and left turn pockets as 
well as the addition of tow- away hours and new truck loading zones. Several speakers 
urged DPT to ensure rigorous enforcement of the yellow zones to prevent double parking. 
The Hearing Officer approved the package of projects. This item will be before the MTA 
Board for approval in July. The people who attended the hearing will be notified as soon 
as that date is set. 

On Tuesday, June 7 th , the Biotech Convention was being held at Moscone Center. 
Street Closures on Howard Street and demonstrations by protestors impacted Muni 
service. Delays began around 7:00 a.m., due to protestors sitting in intersections of 3 rd & 
4 th at Howard Street, and ended at approximately 12:45 p.m. During the evening, all 
routes on Market St were rerouted and PCO's were deployed to redirect traffic. 

In October 2003, the MTA and the Board of Supervisors approved an increase in the 
contracting authority to allow the Paratransit Broker to meet increased demand for 
paratransit services. The Board of Supervisors approved contracting authority through 
FY04, but requested that we return to them to seek the remainder of the contracting 
authority for FY05. This request for the release of reserves is about to be heard by the 
Board of Supervisors. We expect this to be routine, especially in light of our ability to 
stay on budget within the paratransit portion of our budget. The Board of Supervisors 
will consider the Transit Advertising Contract next week. A Board of Supervisors 



committee also considered a proposal to change the Transit Impact Development Fee. 
This legislation requires an additional hearing prior to adoption by the full Board of 
Supervisors. There is considerable support for the fee. 

Jose Cisneros, Deputy General Manager, Capital Planning, reviewed the Mayor's 
proposal to move the powers and duties of the Taxi Commission to the MTA Board of 
Directors. Chairman Vaughns stated that she looks forward to this acquisition with great 
anticipation. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC presented the CAC's recommendations. 

9. Public Comment 

Glenda Lavigne is concerned about Directors who are supposed to ride the bus. Maybe 
the Board wouldn't get so much "negative" if Board members did ride. They should fill 
out a form similar to the police. Employees don't know Board members except for the 
Chairman and the new director who came to the divisions. You have to develop trust and 
see firsthand what's happening to employees. 

Barry Taranto reported that he had a good conversation with a transit inspector. Not all 
of the colleagues of this inspector understand the needs of taxi drivers. There is $282,000 
in the budget for Consumer Assurance. Do you want staff to inspect taxi meters? It's not 
right to give the job that the MTA Board should be doing to a deputy director. Since 
taxicab drivers are working at 4:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. is a better time to hold meetings. The 
DPT hearing officer should have sent back the Geary and O'Farrell traffic modifications 
for a compromise, as some issues weren't resolved. That hearing will be contentious and 
long. These modifications will allow for a taxi stand next to the Mitchell Brothers 
Theater. 

Joseph Cowan discussed the Muni photo department. Last week a layoff notice was 
given to the sole staff member in that department. This was a last minute decision and 
was made in haste. This department includes a historic photo collection dating back to 
the 1880's, with over 12,000 old photographs and 45,000 contemporary photos. 
Neglecting this collection would be a loss to the city. Either take steps to preserve it or 
insure that it goes to a proper conservator. 

David Tornheim, Central City Progressives, agrees with the previous speaker. Money 
should be invested in service rather than capital projects. He agrees that the MTA Board 
should ride regularly. The CAC report didn't reflect public opposition to service cuts. 
Supervisor Sandoval has a charter amendment to set annual salary of Director of 
Transportation to not exceed $250,000. The Supervisors should approve the contract 
between Director and the MTA Board and the MTA budget. The Controller should 
administer a quality review study. 



Patricia Vaughey, PADS, Cow Hollow and Marina Merchants, stated that Bond Yee 
coming in as the head of DPT is good because there will be someone in charge who has 
actually worked in department. Neighbors had no input about the speed humps in Jordan 
Park. Marina neighbors are on a fixed income and don't have the money for traffic 
calming projects. She has seen bike rack notices that were put up 150 feet away from 
where they were going to be installed. She has seen changes made without any 
neighborhood notification. There has got to be an improvement in outreach to the public. 

Herbert Weiner is concerned that the proposed cutbacks will fall short of the objectives of 
Prop E. The motto of Muni will be "once you've missed one bus, you've missed them 
all". What redress will there be when things go bad? The Board will be overwhelmed. 
He has experienced a bus rear door slamming on him four times, which he has reported 
several times but has received no response. This proposal is based on the contempt of the 
public and hatred of drivers. 

James Bryant, SEIU 790, talked about an "ecological society" of Muni. In 1993, Muni 
lost their sense of guidance and public confidence. The Board is laying off more 
employees than Frank Jordan did. You were tasked with fixing Muni but you can't write 
off 40 clerks and think that operations are going to get done, letters typed, or proper 
procedures followed. San Francisco is a Transit-First city. This is about to be lost. Men 
and women, clerks and mechanics are a vital part of the Railway. Take a serious look at 
what's going on. Muni won't be able to function without these people. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION 
AGENCY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE 
APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AMD 
REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN 
NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be 
routine by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a 
single vote of the Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a 
member of the Board or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be 
removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds 
available or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Martha Zavaleta, Superior Ct. #401951, filed on 12/3/01 for $4,500 

B. Nader Marvi, Unlitigated Claim #0402732, filed on 3/18/04 for $5,577.57 

C. Carmen Perez De Martin, Superior Ct. #428485, filed on 2/2/04 for $7,000 



D. Ronnie Putman, Unlitigated Claim #0402216, filed on 2/6/04 for $7,000 

E. David Dunnell, Unlitigated Claim #0402217, filed on 2/6/04 for $8,000 

F. Allstate Ins., Superior Ct. #CGC03422128, filed on 7/7/03 for $15,000 

G. Gregory Bento, Superior Ct. #04429533, filed on 9/16/03 for $15,000 

H. Lumbermen's Mutual, Superior Ct. #420985, filed on 6/2/03 for $16,500 

I. Summer Latouf, Superior Ct. #400025, filed on 8/30/02 for $39,000 

J. Tecla Mendoza, Superior Ct. #428485, filed on 2/2/04 for $40,000 

RESOLUTION 04-084 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 12th Street, east side, 
from 119 feet to 140 feet south of Kissling Street (between the driveways of the 
parking garage). 

B. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING 
(legislates existing conditions) - Broadway, both sides, from Taylor Street to 250 
feet westerly Broadway, south side, from Taylor Street to Himmelman Place 
Green Street, north side, From Taylor Street to Mason Street, Jones Street, east 
side, from Vallejo Street to Filbert Street. 

C. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Oak Street, north side, from Masonic 
Avenue to 200 feet westerly. 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 3 PM TO 7 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - Oak Street, north side, from Masonic Avenue to 300 feet 
westerly. 

E. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - Oak Street, north side, from Ashbury Street to 100 feet 
easterly. 

F. ESTABLISH - ANGLE (45-DEGREE) PARKING -25th Avenue, east side, from 
Noriega Street to 90 feet northerly, 25th Avenue, east side, from Noriega Street 
72 feet southerly 

G. ESTABLISH - ANGLE (60-DEGREE) PARKING - Noriega Street, south side, 
between 24th and 25th Avenues (replacing 45-degree parking) 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTEVIE - Lyon Street, west 
side, from 16 feet south of Chestnut Street to 16 feet north of Chestnut Street 
(100-foot zone) 

I. RESCIND - NO PARKING 9 AM - 5 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS, ESTABLISH, 
NO PARKING 8 AM - 4 PM, EXCEPT SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND 
HOLIDAYS - Staples Street, north side, between Phelan and Hazelwood 
Avenues. 

J. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR 
TIME LEvIIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Florida Street, 
both sides, between 22nd and 23rd Streets, 23rd Street, both sides, between 
Bryant and Florida Streets 

K. RESCIND - NO PARKING, 7 AM - 6 PM - Rolph Street, south side, from 
Mission Street to 100 feet easterly 



L. ESTABLISH - RIGHT TURN ONLY AFTER CANDLESTICK PARK EVENTS 
- Hawes, Ingalls and Jennings Sts, southbound, onto westbound Ingerson Ave. 

M. ESTABLISH - NO LEFT TURNS AFTER CANDLESTICK PARK EVENTS - 
Griffith, Hawes, Redondo, Ingalls and Jennings Streets, northbound, onto 
westbound Ingerson Ave. 

N. INSTALL - TRAFFIC SIGNALS - Avalon Avenue, Theresa and Mission Streets, 
Bryant Street at Boardman Place (Hall of Justice), California and Octavia Streets, 
California and Stockton Streets, Great Highway and John F. Kennedy Drive, 
Skyline Boulevard and Lake Merced Boulevard/Herbst Road (North). 

O. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING FROM 7 AM - 9 AM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY, ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY LANE MUST TURN 
RIGHT - Irving Street, south side, from 19th Avenue to 64 feet westerly 

P. ESTABLISH- RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THORUGH FRIDAY - Hill Street, both sides, 
between Noe and Sanchez Streets 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Patricia Vaughey asked that item 10.2 H be severed. She wanted to put the Board on 
formal notice that neighbors don't want this traffic change to proceed. The neighbors 
previously requested an extension of time to present alternatives but they have been 
denied the right of due process. She wants to go on formal record that all 26 immediate 
neighbors oppose this gate. 

Barry Taranto spoke about items 10.2 L and M, stating that at a recent public hearing it 
was agreed that taxis would be exempt from Items L and M. The legislation should state 
that taxis are exempt. 

Jack Fleck, Deputy Director, Traffic Engineering noted that regarding the Lyon Street 
gate (Item H), DPT staff held three public hearings. Each one was contentious with new 
issues being raised at each hearing. This is located at the corner of Lyon and Chestnut 
Streets adjacent to new development in the Presidio. It consists of a new access gate for 
pedestrians and for emergency vehicles. The Presidio Trust is also providing for a 
pedestrian ramp that is ADA accessible. There is a 6,000-pound weight restriction on 
this street and there is currently a proposal to prohibit tour buses carrying more than 1 
people from using this location as a drop off point. There isn't a lack of parking during 
the day or evening. Staff is in full compliance with the notice requirement and did 
review alternative designs with the neighbors and they recommend approval of this item. 

As far as the taxi exemption for Items L and M, staff supports inclusion of the taxicab 
exemption in the resolution. Chairman Vaughns requested that the resolution be amended 
to include this exemption. 

RESOLUTION 04-085 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $3,929,039 in TEA 21 



Section 5309 capital assistance for Islais Creek Facility design and construction. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-086 



(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $872,525 in Bicycle 
Transportation Account, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and Transportation 
Development Act grant funds to implement various projects and programs recommended 
in the San Francisco Bicycle Plan. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-087 

(10.5) Approving a bid call for DPW Contract No. 0777J: Potrero Avenue Traffic Signal 
Upgrade, to solicit bids from contractors qualified to upgrade existing traffic signals at 
the intersections of Potrero Avenue and Alameda Street, Mariposa Street and 15th 
through 25th Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) (DPT) 

Director Kasolas asked that 10.5 be severed from the Consent Calendar. He asked for an 
explanation about this action as it relates to other traffic calming and bike lane projects. 
Bond Yee, acting Deputy Director, DPT noted that this action is the permanent upgrade 
to temporary changes made after the 1989 earthquake. It will put all wiring underground 
and the project is designed to be flexible so it can take bike lane installations and other 
potential improvements into account. Director Kasolas would like staff to address this 
further when they update the Board on the Bike Plan. 

RESOLUTION 04-088 

(10.6) Approving a bid call for DPW Contract No. 0847J: Cesar Chavez Street Traffic 
Signal Upgrade, to solicit bids from contractors qualified to upgrade existing traffic 
signals at the intersections of Cesar Chavez Street and South Van Ness Avenue, Shotwell 
Street, Folsom Street, Harrison Street, and Bryant Street. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-089 

(10.7) Approving the lease agreement with the Union Pacific Railroad and the Burlington 
Northern Santa Fe Railroad for approximately 3 1 feet of track at Third Street and Cargo 
Way for a term of 25 years, for $10 per year, and a one-time administrative fee of $500, 
for a total cost of $750, and requiring the City to maintain and repair the track and 
construct and maintain a railroad crossing signal system. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-090 



(10.8) Approving McCarthy Building Companies' proposal to retain Butler Enterprises 
Group, in association with Rail Quality Services and R.W. Dotson Management 
Consulting, as the DBE Technical Assistance Firm for Contract No. MR-1 182R, Muni 
Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, at no 
additional cost to Muni. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-091 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.2 H, L, M and 10.5 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
On motion to approve Item 10.2 H: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
On motion to approve Item 10.2 L and M as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
On motion to approve Item 10.5: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Approving $10,087,677 in revisions to the FY2005 operating budget, resulting in a 
total budget request of $486,033,332 for the Municipal Railway Department; $3,232,478 
in revisions to the FY2005 operating and capital budget, resulting in a total budget 
request of $75,859,976 for the Department of Parking and Traffic; and re-certifying that 
the FY2005 budgets of the Municipal Railway Department and the Department of 
Parking and Traffic are adequate to make substantial progress towards meeting the goals, 
objectives, and performance standards. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) 

Executive Director Burns stated that in February the Board requested that adjustments to 
the budget come back for approval by the Board. Today's action requests approval of 
approximately $10 million in additional changes to the budget since the Board adopted it 
on February 27. Two million dollars has been added to the operations budget and the 
remaining eight million dollars is for capital projects. These capital projects have their 
own separate funding sources and are not funds that could be used for operating 
expenses. Including these projects in the MTA's budget request will eliminate the need 
for a separate supplemental appropriation request to the Board of Supervisors. DPT has 
seen an increase by three million dollars to their budget with some increases in revenue 
being offset but expenditures. The item today is not requesting Board approval for 



layoffs or service adjustments. When the Board adopted the budget in February, the 
action included approval of a financial target for labor and service adjustments. 
Individuals have been notified of layoffs. As result of a recent arbitration decision, the 
MTA is required to lay off additional personnel. The action before the Board is approval 
of technical adjustments to the budget for items occurring after February 27 and through 
June 1. 

Alicia Fletcher, Budget Director reviewed the changes in the budget. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Ellen Murray, Muni operator, stated that these changes include a large increase in capital 
spending and expenditures. She is opposed to the expansion of the capital budget at the 
expense of the operating budget. Cutbacks in services will have a profound effect on the 
operators and the public. You don't reduce accidents by cutting service and by making it 
worse for drivers. There needs to be more money to improve the health and safety for 
operators. 

David Pilpel suggested that the resolution be amended to state that the Board should 
review changes to personnel counts. Layoffs and reductions in force make sense in that 
they make the organization run more efficiently but it's tough to determine given the 
minimal level of narrative provided to the public. Staff cutbacks are disproportionate for 
SEIU 790. You need clerical people to run the organization. FY06 will be worse 
because of the way staff proposes to resolve this year's deficit. Staff should cut levels of 
service that don't violate service standards and where it won't impact loads. 

Judy Triantos Argo is sitting in a position that is being eliminated. She has been told that 
her position will be contracted out to lesser-qualified personnel. Her classification 
requires technical knowledge of worker's compensation issues and employee rights. 

Kathleen McCallum discussed layoffs. The Board should look at other possibilities such 
as consolidating work locations such as 875 Stevenson and 401 Van Ness. She wondered 
how many people making over $75,000 are being laid off. Secretaries and clerks are 
needed. The board should explore and exhaust every avenue to prevent these layoffs. 

Bruce Williams, Field representative for SEIU 790, spoke on behalf of all 790 workers 
about the failure of management to provide critical information about the layoff notices. 
SEIU has received no seniority lists, no list of vacant classifications and no budget 
information. The law requires this information to be provided in a timely manner. He 
asks the Board to instruct management to meet this legal requirement. If we don't 
receive the information by June 18, they have no choice but to go to court to seek an 
injunction. 

Mike Lonergan, Executive Board, Local 200, thinks it's important that if you're going 
down the wrong path, it's not too late to change. These proposed cuts take Muni back in 
time seven years. The budget for Transit Supervisors is smaller than what it was in 1998 



if the layoffs go into effect. The budget doesn't provide adequate money for supervision. 

Milagros Roberts works at the Muni Peer Assistance Program. She has received a layoff 
notice for the second year in a row. Other employees in her office are out in the field all 
day and she is the only one in the office who is available for employees who need help. 
She is the lowest paid employee in that office. It doesn't make sense to lay her off to 
save money. 

David Tornheim agrees that resolution should be amended to not allow the Executive 
Director to make these technical adjustments. Over 600 people made comment opposing 
the service cuts over the past few months, and there were a number of different meetings 
to discuss service adjustments with the public. Now, Burns is trying to claim that the 
Board's authorization was made prior to this public input. The public didn't know what 
was going on when the budget was voted on Feb 27th. The Board should take the power 
to look at the budget and say that it is unacceptable. The extra $10 million should be 
used for what the public cares about. If the Board doesn't take separate action on the 
service cuts and layoffs, he'll have to go with the Sandoval legislation. 

Carlos Colon coordinates charters and special events for Muni. There's lots of money 
that can be earned. We don't charge enough to charter a vehicle. When he began 
working with Muni in 2001, he thought the price to charter a cable car or historic vehicle 
was low. It's still the same price and Muni could make money by raising the fare. Staff 
should look at other things that can be done to increase revenue. 

Dave Winters is a multi-media production specialists and one of the people being laid off. 
He understands the significant budget problems but sees areas where revenue can be 
earned. Nobody has taken him up on his suggestions. For example, Muni and DPT 
should be merged. There is large savings in going after workman's compensation fraud. 
Muni seems to be hiring people such as a Deputy General Manager of Transportation for 
high salaries but laying off people who make less. The historic photos are another gold 
mine if they are marketed. 

Sylvia Alvarez Lynch stated that it's unconscionable to be hiring people while people are 
being laid off. She has heard that the 1824's in Finance are getting a pay raise in the 
amount of $20,000. Director Bums was generous in taking his increase. Local 790 gave 
back 7.5% to allow him to do what was needed. The Board should look at what is being 
done with the money and at the top-heavy management structure created under Prop. E. 
If you adopt the budget, we will challenge it before the Board of Supervisors and will ask 
Harvey Rose to audit the MTA. 

Sarita Britt, Local 200, received a letter attached to her paycheck that discusses the recent 
arbitration award. The language in the letter wasn't correct. Savings due to attrition and 
staff layoffs totals $1,580,141.60. 

Herbert Wiener retired last year as a city worker. He thinks it's cuckoo to have dreams of 
light rail projects while at the same time, sacking workers and putting people through 



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misery in the name of scientific progress. Workers and passengers should come first. 
Public officials who don't do their jobs should be "privatized". 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. 

Larry Williams, DGM, Human Resources stated that letters were provided to all unions 
requesting a meet and confer meeting regarding this item. Staff has met with several 
unions but SEIU 790 said that they weren't ready to meet. He doesn't agree with the 
representation that Muni is out of compliance with the law. The Department of Human 
Resources is the source of the information that SEIU has requested. 

In response to a question by Director McCray, Executive Director Burns noted that the 
technical adjustments to the budget that have occurred between February 27 and January 
1 represents less than l A of a percent of the total budget. The budget has now been 
combined with the City's budget and the Board of Supervisors will be considering it over 
the next six weeks. They are required to vote on the budget by August 1 . From a 
practical perspective, staff is unlikely to be able to come back to the MTA Board for 
additional approvals given the Board of Supervisors' timeframes. As he has done every 
year, he will report on every change made to the budget to the Board. The budget 
submitted includes the assumption that the Taxi Commission will be part of the MTA. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the information received states that no operator is being 
laid off as part of the FY2005 Budget. Exec. Director Burns confirmed that the 
information is correct. 

RESOLUTION 04-092 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

NAYES - Black and McCray 

12. Adopting MTA FY2005 milestones entitled "FY2005 Proposed Changes to the 
Service Standards and Milestones" for both Muni and DPT. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, milestones, amendment and resolution.) 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the Board Secretary call items 12 and 13 together. 

Executive Director Burns stated that the FY05 goals for both Muni and DPT are similar 
to FY04 goals. The Board is being asked to adopt next year's goals and to modify the 
rules of the Agency for those goals where the Nelson/Nygaard Audit has recommended a 
change to the goal. In essence, the MTA is adopting the Nelson/Nygaard 
recommendations that can be adopted without a vote of the people. This item has been 
reviewed by the CAC and they have recommended adoption. 



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Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni and Bond Yee, acting Deputy Director, DPT, 
reviewed the FY05 proposed Service Standards and Performance Measures. 

Director Din commented that goals need to be meaningful and achievable and 
management needs to be held accountable. 

Director Black stated that when the Board first received the marketing plan, it had some 
good ideas but she hasn't seen anything since then. Did it increase ridership? Executive 
Director Burns stated that ridership is directly linked to the economy. During the time 
period reported, ridership declined. The marketing plan may have impacted ridership so 
it didn't decline as much as ridership declined at other Bay Area properties. Staff 
recently presented the "Rolling Galleries" and the "You See/We See" initiatives that were 
both part of the marketing plan. 

Director Mezey asked if a fully funded and working Next Bus technology would make a 
difference. Exec. Director Burns commented that implementing Next Bus system-wide 
would make a big difference. Staff is working with that company to get their system 
implemented. It would have a positive impact on ridership and attract people to use the 
service on routes where there are longer headways. The other big thing is the Translink 
technology, the universal fare card that will go into place in the next 2 years. It has the 
potential to increase connectivity with other transit systems. 

Director McCray expressed a concern about needing new goals and structures if we're 
going to be carrying fewer passengers and with a significant workforce decline. 
Management and workers, working together, need to figure out now where we're really 
going to be in FY05 and FY06 and then figure out how we're going to get there. 

Chairman Vaughns commented that these milestones compliment and take into account 
our existing budget. She suggested that staff start working on the FY06 budget in 
October. 

Director Kasolas requested that any Nelson/Nygaard recommendation that wasn't being 
adopted be revisited in six months. 

Chairman Vaughns acknowledged DPT for their stretch goals. Director Din also 
commended DPT for their fantastic response times. 

Director McCray asked about goals for the tow contract. DPT Deputy Director Bond 
Yee stated that once their new contract is in place, staff will have goals to measure their 
effectiveness. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel wonders if proper notice was given about changing the rules. There are some 
technical changes that should be made to the resolution. The Board should get a report back 
on the deferred recommendations. He is concerned about not meeting Muni's July 1, 04 on- 



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tunc performance goal of 85%. He regrets that discussions about that goal weren't 
happening earlier. These goals don't exist in a vacuum and the budget should reflect the 
goals. Ridcrship data will be suspect for a few years because traffic checkers are being 
reduced. The Board should ask for a report on marketing activities and on the photographer. 

Glenda Lavigne, Local 200 asked that this item be continued to the next Board meeting. 
Unions only met with management last Thursday. It's unfair to have so many changes 
w nh so little notice. Given these proposed layoffs, how will you meet these standards? 

David Tornheim, Central City Progressives, commented that Next Bus technology is 
interesting but he doesn't want to see a lot of money used for technology if service is 
going to be cut. A goal should be added about response times for responding to 
complaints about parking on sidewalks. Measuring whether a bus comes early or late 
doesn't matter, what matters is that a bus comes every 10 minutes. Late at night, it 
matters that buses come regularly as opposed to how often they come. We need more 
measurements about lines that are overcrowded. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. 

Chairman Vaughns asked the Executive Director if there was any thing that the Board 
had heard, either significant or insignificant, that would affect passage of these two 
calendar items this evening. Exec. Director Burns stated that Prop. E requires goals and 
performance standards to be in effect as of July 1 . The comment made by the union is 
valid, however, this item follows up on an audit that was presented and available to the 
public weeks ago. He doesn't see a need to delay adoption and recommends that the 
Board proceed with the staff recommendation. If something significant develops, the 
Board can revisit this item. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that staff make every effort to involve employee unions and 
other pertinent groups in advance. She also requested that the Board Secretary correct 
the clerical errors in the resolution that were mentioned during public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-093 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

13. Adopting the performance standards as shown in "Amendment No. 4 to Section 4" 
dated June 15, 2004, as rules of the Agency. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, milestones, amendment and resolution.) 

(Items 12 and 13 were called together.) 

RESOLUTION 04-094 



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On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
Chairman Vaughns thanked Robert Hertan for running interference earlier in the meeting. 
RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 7:36 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Mike Hursh, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Operations 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether 
to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 
67.8, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 



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To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 
X Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The 
closed session was adjourned at 7:45 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced the Board met in closed session for a conference with 
their labor negotiator. There was no action taken. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:46 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 




Loberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County ofjian Francisco 

^NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

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REGULAR MEETING 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 
1." Calf to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-June 15, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Legislative Update 
-Sunshine Labor Agreements 
-CARB Approval 
-Civil Grand Jury Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION 
AGENCY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE 
APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND 
REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS 
AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be 
routine by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a 
single vote of the Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a 






member of the Board or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be 
removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against_suchiunds_ . 

available or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. CSE Insurance, Superior Ct. #CGC03424720, filed on 9/24/03 for $5,300 

B. Theoun Sok, Unlitigated Claim #0402025, filed on 1/20/04 for $6,500 

C. Marcio Ortiz, Unlitigated Claim #0400019, filed on 7/2/03 for $1 1,000 

D. Yelena Khash, Superior Ct. #421286, filed on 6/10/03 for $14,250 

E. Colin Ching, Unlitigated Claim #0401296, filed on 1 1/3/03 for $21,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING, 10 PM TO 6 AM, EVERYDAY - 
Lathrop Ave, south side (400-600 blocks) and Lathrop Ave, north side (600 block). 

B. EXTEND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Bayshore Blvd., west 
side, from 220 feet to 310 feet south of Bacon St. 

C. RESCIND - NO PARKING, 6 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 
AND ONE-HOUR PARKING, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY, 7 AM TO 6 PM, SATURDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH 
CARPOOL PERMITS - 4th St, east side, from Folsom St to 125 feet southerly. 

D. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 7 AM TO 9 
AM - Folsom St, east side, from 12th to 14th Sts; ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 
STOPPING ANYTIME - Folsom St, east side, from 75 feet south to 1 12 feet north 
of 13th St, and ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Folsom St, northbound, from 

1 lth to 14th. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to designate the following classifications as "service- 
critical": 0942 Manager VII; 0955 Manager VII; 5277 Planner I; 7308 Cable Splicer; 
7363Powerhouse Electrician; MA01MTA Manager I; MA02MTA Board Secretary; and 
MA03MTA Overhead Line Worker. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to submit a supplemental appropriation request for 
$3,000,000 in lease-leaseback revenues to purchase from New Jersey Transit and 
partially restore 11 Presidents' Conference Committee streetcars. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's 
determination that it is more economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to 
contract for paratransit services than to provide the same service with City employees for 
the period of Fiscal Year 2004-05. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, Controller's analysis and financial plan.) (MUNI) 



(10.6) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's 
certification that it is more economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to 

contract for facility security services than to^rovidethe sameseryices with City_and 

County employees for fiscal year 2004-2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, Controller's analysis and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1 145, 
Third Street Light Rail Project: Hester Avenue to Sunnydale Avenue, with Shimmick 
Construction/ Homer J. Olsen, to extend the time to complete the contract work from 
May 17, 2004 to July 9, 2004, at no cost. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and modification.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Adopting an overall annual goal of 26 percent for DBE contracting in Department of 
Transportation- assisted contracts for Federal Fiscal Year 2004-2005. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and methodology.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

12. Authorizing execution of the proposed Fourth Amendment to the Parking Citation 
Processing and Collection Services Agreement with PRWT Services, which grants a two- 
year extension of the current Agreement, commencing September 24, 2004, and 
increasing the contract "not to exceed" amount from $47,200,000 to $65,000,000. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the State of 
California to allow Caltrans to issue Contract No. 04-171204, Lombard/Richardson Street 
Signal Upgrade, to upgrade 14 traffic signals on Lombard/Richardson Street (Route 101) 
from Franklin Street to Lyon Street, at a total contract cost not to exceed $2,523,514. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. 
Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the 
Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, 
SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent at Roll Call: Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the June 15, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Kasolas, McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Din requested a presentation on the Geary Corridor Transit Improvements Project. 
Executive Director Burns will provide a full presentation to the board on July 20 th . 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Legislative Update 
-Sunshine Labor Agreements 
-CARB Approval 
-Civil Grand Jury Report 
-Ongoing Activities 



Executive Director Burns presented this month's Special Recognition Award to Rodney 
Blalock. Mr. Blalock has been with MUNI for 5 l A years working as a Custodian in the 
Maintenance Division at Pier 80. He is a member of the Custodial Department Quality Circle 
Group and has been active in the Eyes and Ears Program. Mr. Blalock does a very good job as 
a "beat cop" for his areas of responsibility and quickly picks up on situations out of the 
ordinary and that may be of consequence. Recently, he took notice of a group of individuals, in 
and around a light rail vehicle who were acting in a suspicious manner. Mr. Blalock stated that 
he is honored and privileged to accept this award. For the past year, he has been living the 
Mission-Vision-Values statement by developing trust with his co-workers. He is proud to 
work for Muni. Chairman Vaughns expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board. 
Your vigilance is unprecedented and we appreciate your efforts to continue to keep us safe. 

The Budget Committee has forwarded the MTA budget to the Board of Supervisors. The vote 
is expected on July 13. The Budget Committee had a tough job this year and scrutinized every 
department budget. Our budget was passed out of committee without recommendation. The 
Board of Supervisors may adopt, reject or take no action on the budget. If they take no action, 
the budget will go into effect. I will continue to keep the Board advised. The budget needs 
eight votes to reject it. If that occurs, the budget will be returned to the MTA. A new budget 
will be prepared and presented to the MTA Board and Board of Supervisors for approval. 

Related to the budget, last week Supervisor Daly placed a motion on the Board of Supervisors 
agenda asking that the budget be rejected prior to a full review. That motion was rejected by a 7- 
4 vote. 

The Mayor introduced the Taxi Commission legislation that transferred the powers and duties 
of the Taxi Commission to the MTA. The Budget Committee continued the ordinance to the 
call of the Chairman on July 2 nd . I expect they will reconsider the legislation after the budget 
season has ended. Staff is working with the Mayor and the former Taxi Commission Director 
to be prepared if the legislation passes. 

On July 8, the Rules Committee will consider Supervisor Sandoval's proposed charter 
amendment, which changes several aspects of Proposition E. Staff is watching this matter 
closely and will keep the Board informed of any developments. This legislation gives line item 
budget control to the Board of Supervisors, sets a cap on the salary of the Executive Director 
and provides for auditing by the Controller. 

Today the TWU, Local 250A Labor Agreement is being "sunshined". Proposition E, requires 
public disclosure of the contents of tentative agreements, and a cost analysis for at least 30 
days prior to adoption by the MTA Board. On June 29, this contract was overwhelmingly 
ratified by the membership by 1 123 to 415. This begins the 30-day sunshine period required 
prior to action by MTA board to adopt the agreement. 

On June 24th the California Air Resources Board (CARB) overwhelmingly voted to modify 
emission standards for transit buses allowing California transit agencies to purchase diesel 
hybrid electric buses. This decision allows Muni to proceed with procurement of hybrid buses 
immediately. The decision enables Muni to procure hybrid buses and will be key to helping 



Muni achieve the goals of its Clean Air Plan and ultimately reach zero emissions fleet-wide by 
the year 2020. Muni has made significant progress on its Clean Air Plan and has reduced 
particulate matter emissions by 88% to-date. 

A Report by the Civil Grand Jury has been released and provided to the Board. The California 
Penal Code requires a response by the department and the Board of Directors within 60 days. 
The Board of Supervisors is required to respond within 90 days. We will provide a response 
once it is prepared. 

On Thursday, July 8, 2004, the 42 nd Annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest will take place at 
12:00 Noon in Union Square. Seven challengers will compete for the World Champion Cable 
Car Bell-Ringer title. In addition, there will be a contest for six local non-profit organizations 
competing for prizes. The contest is sponsored by Muni, the Union Square Association, the 
Friends of the Cable Car Museum and ING Financial. 

San Francisco AutoReturn, the interim operator of the tow contract, has terminated the services 
of its security sub-contractor, Guardsmark. Guardsmark has been replaced with Cal Bay 
Protective Services. In addition, John Wicker, President and CEO of AutoReturn, extended an 
invitation for a tour of the tow facilities to representatives of SEIU, Local 24/7, which lodged 
the original complaint against Guardsmark. The representatives were impressed by 
AutoReturn' s efforts in improving conditions at the facilities and its responsiveness in 
addressing their concerns. 

Director Mezey congratulated Bond Yee and DPT for their efforts to issue citations to and 
confiscate placards of people who use the disabled placard illegally. This has been an 
extremely frustrating situation. Increased enforcement is a great way to go at it. 

Director Kasolas joined the meeting and asked to return to the previously completed agenda 
item, New or Unfinished Business. Chairman Vaughns honored his request. Director Kasolas 
requested that the Bike and Traffic Calming reports that had originally been requested for the 
July 20 th meeting be moved to the August meeting. Chairman Vaughns directed staff to 
continue both reports to the August 10 meeting. 

Director McCray joined the meeting. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC presented the CAC's recommendations pertaining to the Bike 
Plan. The CAC is happy to hear about the CARB decision regarding the purchase of diesel 
hybrid vehicles. They had previously been in contact with CARB to urge them to make the 
change. The CAC hopes it will clear the way towards implementation of Muni's clean-air 
plan. The CAC has reviewed and supports the Inner Geary Project. It's a great example of 
being able to do an awful lot with a little money. Recently, a comment was made to the Board 
by a member of the public suggesting that all the CAC's recommendations weren't being 
presented to the Board. All recommendations are presented both verbally and in writing. 



9. Public Comment 

John Friedlander just wanted to say hello. He has a background in transportation and 
appreciates the Board's time. 

John Nulty spoke about the Inner Geary Corridor proposal to remove five bus stops. This is 
an injustice to Muni as a whole and to the Civic Center area. This plan doesn't take into 
account the vast disabled population in the area. This will affect the neighborhoods' ability to 
access major corridors, either in- or outbound. It makes no sense to remove five stops to get to 
the Richmond district faster. 

Richard Airman spoke about Geary Corridor Plan. He is concerned about the discontinuance 
of stops in one of the densest neighborhoods in San Francisco. This neighborhood justifies the 
frequency of bus stops. He handed a petition signed by over 300 people to the Board 
Secretary. There are a high number of seniors and disabled people in an area where there is 
steep access in and out of Geary and O'Farrell. Muni did convene a public hearing on April 14 
to discuss the plan but the neighborhood wasn't unanimous in their support of the project. This 
plan, which will increase speeding in the neighborhood, doesn't seem to have been coordinated 
with DPT. 

Oliver Duffy thinks that cutting five stops along Geary and O'Farrell is excessive. Some of the 
bus stops are being moved to the center of the block. At transfer points, this will make people 
hustle over l A block to catch their connection. 

Barry Taranto wanted to remind the Board that a Board of Supervisors committee realized that 
the Taxi Commission legislation wasn't refined enough. He doesn't know if the MTA wants it 
under their purview. Does the Exec. Director want to discipline cab drivers? Muni needs more 
inspectors. The operators on the 14-Mission take their coffee breaks together. Temporary 
route changes need better communication. Russian speaking riders didn't know where to catch 
the 22-Fillmore during the Jazz Festival. Muni needs to worry about dealing with buses that are 
bunched together rather than worry about cab drivers. It's important to address issues in the 
legislation before this merger takes place. PCO's should tag people who double park, 
especially during peak periods. 

William Sisk, TWU-250A, stated that operators have a big problem getting into bus zones 
because taxi cab drivers sit there. They need to be ticketed. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION 
AGENCY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 



Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or 
the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar 
and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds 
available or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. CSE Insurance, Superior Ct. #CGC03424720, filed on 9/24/03 for $5,300 

B. Theoun Sok, Unlitigated Claim #0402025, filed on 1/20/04 for $6,500 

C. Marcio Ortiz, Unlitigated Claim #0400019, filed on 7/2/03 for $11,000 

D. Yelena Khash, Superior Ct. #421286, filed on 6/10/03 for $14,250 

E. Colin Ching, Unlitigated Claim #0401296, filed on 1 1/3/03 for $21,000 

Chairman Vaughns noted that Item 10. ID, the Yelena Khash settlement, listed a filing date as 
happening prior to the incident. She asked the Deputy City Attorney to provide clarification. 
D.C.A. Kennedy stated that it is most likely a typographical error and is not an important factor 
in resolving the claim. He will follow up with the appropriate staff in the City Attorney's 
office. 

RESOLUTION 04-095 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING, 10 PM TO 6 AM, EVERYDAY - 
Lathrop Ave, south side (400-600 blocks) and Lathrop Ave, north side (600 block). 

B. EXTEND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Bayshore Blvd., west side, 
from 220 feet to 310 feet south of Bacon St. 

C. RESCIND - NO PARKING, 6 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND 
ONE-HOUR PARKING, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 7 AM 
TO 6 PM, SATURDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH CARPOOL PERMITS - 4th St, 
east side, from Folsom St to 125 feet southerly. 

D. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 7 AM TO 9 AM 
- Folsom St, east side, from 12th to 14th Sts; ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 
STOPPING ANYTIME - Folsom St, east side, from 75 feet south to 1 12 feet north of 
13th St, and ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Folsom St, northbound, from 1 1th to 
14th. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-096 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to designate the following classifications as "service-critical": 
0942 Manager VII; 0955 Deputy Director V; 5277 Planner I; 7308 Cable Splicer; 7363 
Powerhouse Electrician; MA01 MTA Manager I; MA02 MTA Board Secretary; and MA03 
MTA Overhead Line Worker. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(MUNI) 

Item 10.3 was severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Sylvia Lynch, SEIU 790, asked for clarification about what these duties are and why a clerical 
position such as the Board secretary would require designation as "service critical". She asked 
if these classifications would receive merit pay and if it was included in the budget. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the Board Secretary supports the Municipal Transportation 
Agency. Exec. Director Burns added that one of the criteria for being designated as "service 
critical" is that the position regularly provides information to the public. The Board Secretary 
does that on a more than regular basis. Incentive pay is subject to the provisions of the various 
labor agreements. Staff does "meet and confer" with the affected unions prior to these 
designations. While the MTA would like to see the entire organization designated as "service- 
critical", staff has honored the wishes of those unions who do not agree to the "service-critical" 
designation. 

RESOLUTION 04-097 

On motion to approve Item 10.3: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

NAYES-Din 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to submit a supplemental appropriation request for $3,000,000 
in lease-leaseback revenues to purchase from New Jersey Transit and partially restore 1 1 
Presidents' Conference Committee streetcars. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-098 

(10.5) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination 
that it is more economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to contract for paratransit 
services than to provide the same service with City employees for the period of Fiscal Year 
2004-05. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, Controller's analysis and 
financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-099 

(10.6) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's certification 
that it is more economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to contract for facility 
security services than to provide the same services with City and County employees for fiscal 
year 2004-2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, Controller's 
analysis and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-100 

Chairman Vaughns stated that Items 10.5 and 10.6 appear to be late. This is unacceptable and 



she will suggest that the Board not take action on late items in the future. She asked the 
Executive Director to be sure that staff is aware of the Board's position. Exec. Director Burns 
responded by saying that late submissions have been a problem but he has directed staff to 
have all "Prop. J" certifications complete by January. He noted that there are at least two 
additional certifications that will be on the July 20 calendar. 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1 145, Third 
Street Light Rail Project: Hester Avenue to Sunnydale Avenue, with Shimmick Construction/ 
Homer J. Olsen, to extend the time to complete the contract work from May 17, 2004 to July 9, 
2004, at no cost. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and modification.) 
(MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-101 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.3 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Adopting an overall annual goal of 26 percent for DBE contracting in Department of 
Transportation-assisted contracts for Federal Fiscal Year 2004-2005. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and methodology.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-102 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

12. Authorizing execution of the proposed Fourth Amendment to the Parking Citation 
Processing and Collection Services Agreement with PRWT Services, which grants a two-year 
extension of the current Agreement, commencing September 24, 2004, and increasing the 
contract "not to exceed" amount from $47,200,000 to $65,000,000. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

No public comment. 

Director Mezey noted the great progress that DPT has made under this contract, both in 



revenue and in the number of citations. It's been remarkable. PWRT has done a great job in 
collecting money for the city. 

Director Din noted that the resolution number in the first "whereas" clause of the resolution 
does not agree with the resolution number in the staff report. Chairman Vaughns requested 
that the Board Secretary make sure the resolution had the correct information. 

RESOLUTION 04-103 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the State of California 
to allow Caltrans to issue Contract No. 04-171204, Lombard/Richardson Street Signal 
Upgrade, to upgrade 14 traffic signals on Lombard/Richardson Street (Route 101) from 
Franklin Street to Lyon Street, at a total contract cost not to exceed $2,523,514. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-104 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 




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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1 ho Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( ;ii Hon B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
Station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
sen ing this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -1 Iayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-July 6, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Roman Fan, Superior Ct. # CGC0241 1310, filed on 8/8/02 for $5,955 (DPT) 

B. Qui Phu Lu, Unlitigated Claim 0402468, filed on 2/26/04 for $9,000 

C. Martin Galvan, Superior Ct. #415169, filed on 1 1/27/02 for $12,000 

D. Museum West Lease at 5 th & Mission Garage for $23,032.06 (City to receive) 

E. Greta Givler, Unlitigated Claim #0401 828, filed on 1/5/04 for $55,000 

F. Lowell Argersinger, Superior Ct. # 419616, filed on 4/21/03 for $62,500 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. EXTEND - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING -7th St., west side, from 76 feet to 
97 feet north of Townsend St. 

B. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Baker St., east 
side, from Broadway to Pacific Avenue. 

C. RESCIND - 2 HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY, ESTABLISH - 
PARKING METERS (METER RATE AREA NO.3), 2-HR TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 6 PM, 
EXCEPT SUNDAY - Harrison St., between 6th and 7th St. 

D. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Dolores St., east side, from 
Duncan St. to a point 19 feet southerly. 

E. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Stockton St., between Green St. and Card Alley (rescinds 
meters 14170 and 14190 and extends the current bus zone by 39 feet) 

F. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 13th St., from 102 feet to 56 feet 
east of Folsom St. 

G. RESCIND - 1-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM - 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY, ESTABLISH - 2- 
HOUR PARKING, 7 AM - 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - Folsom St., between 1 1th and 13th 
Sts., 12th St., between Folsom and Harrison Sts. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Clarendon Avenue, north 
side, from Laguna Honda Boulevard to a point 100 feet easterly. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Recommends that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's certification that 
it is more economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to contract for security guard 
services for Fiscal Year 2004-2005 for the Department of Parking and Traffic Offices than to 
provide the same services with City and County employees. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and Controller's certification.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Recommends that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination 
that it is more economical to contract for a Parking Citation Processing and Collection System 
for Fiscal Year 2004-2005 than to provide the same services with City and County employees. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and Controller's certification.) (DPT) 

(10.5) Authorizing the MTA to acknowledge and adhere to procedures and conditions set forth 
by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for allocation of Regional Measure 2 funds; and 
to accept and expend $30,000,000 of RM-2 funds for the MUNI Metro Third Street Light Rail 
Project - Phase 1, Initial Operating Segment. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, application and financial plan.) (MUNI) 



(10.6) Authorizing the MTA to acknowledge and adhere to procedures and conditions set forth 
by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for allocation of Regional Measure 2 funds and 
to accept and expend $5,710,000 of RM-2 funds for the MUNI Waterfront Historic Streetcar 
Expansion (E-Line) project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
application and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $524,160 of Transportation Fund for Clean 
Air Regional Funds from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to purchase and install 
particulate matter traps on Muni's diesel motor coaches. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to execute the Third Amendment to PCC Cars Purchase 
Agreement with New Jersey Transit Corporation, to reduce the number of historic streetcars 
being acquired from 15 to 1 1, for a new contract amount not to exceed $165,000; and to change 
the schedule for picking up the streetcars from New Jersey Transit. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and modification.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Approving and adopting the meditated settlements establishing the amendments to the 
collective bargaining agreements between the Municipal Transportation Agency and SEIU Local 
790 and TWU Local 250-A (7410/9132) to be effective July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2006. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

12. Approving and adopting the arbitration award establishing the amendment to the collective 
bargaining agreement between the Municipal Transportation Agency and EBEW Local 6 to be 
effective July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

13. Approving and adopting the arbitration award establishing no change to the collective 
bargaining agreement between the Municipal Transportation Agency and TWU Local 200 
effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute the Agreement between the City and County of San 
Francisco and Imperial Parking for the management of the Civic Center Plaza Garage, for a term 
of six years commencing August 1, 2004, with extension options not to exceed four years, for a 
management fee of zero dollars, and with an annual incentive fee not to exceed $100,000 per 
contract year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 



CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Geraldine Zalkovsky, Superior Ct. #415437, filed on 12/6/02 for $650,000 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



<s MINUTES 

TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 

4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 

Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG - 5 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
B(41 5) 554-6896 FAX (415)5 54-4143 




SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that Director Kasolas had notified her in advance about his absence 
from the meeting. 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the July 6, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. (Kasolas, McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

The Board Secretary announced that the two regular meetings set for August 3 and 17 have been 
cancelled by Chairman Vaughns. A special meeting has been set for Tuesday, April 10 at 9 a.m. 
Chairman Vaughns stated that she is confident that all legally required meeting notices will be 
posted in a timely fashion. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Din provided a list of issues to Exec. Director Burns that he would like addressed when 
staff presents the bike plan. 

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Director McCray joined the meeting. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Burns announced that today, the Board of Supervisors is considering adoption 
of the FY2005 budget for the City and County of San Francisco, including the MTA budget. 
They can adopt or reject the budget with eight votes or take no action, which would result in the 
budget becoming effective on August 1. The decision about the Taxi Commission is with the 
Board of Supervisors. There is no change in the status of that legislation and ongoing 
discussions between the Mayor and the Board are taking place. 

Also being heard today at the Board of Supervisors is a charter amendment proposed by 
Supervisor Sandoval that would change several aspects of the MTA. The most significant 
change is in the area of the budget. This is a policy matter so the MTA won't take an official 
position on the matter. 

Additionally, a new Transit Impact Development Fee Ordinance, proposed by Supervisor 
McGoldrick is before the Board of Supervisors for a vote. Over a year ago the MTA Board 
directed staff to vigorously pursue a change to this fee structure. While this measure will 
ultimately result in additional revenues to the MTA, it is not expected to impact the FY05 
budget. Once it is fully mature, the MTA could see an increase of up to $12 million per year. 
These fees are restricted by state law and cannot be used to close existing gaps in our operating 
budget. They can only be used to pay for new service established to serve new development and 
are essential to pay for the ever-increasing service demands on our organization. Thanks to the 
work of Supervisor McGoldrick and MTA staff, we look forward to a positive outcome on this 
additional alternative revenue source. 

The Board of Supervisors approved the interim emergency tow contract. The final tow contract 
will be presented to the MTA Board in the next couple of months. 

Because of the significant actions being taken at the Board, Chairman Vaughns requested E.D. 
Burns to please relay any information about the votes being taken immediately upon receipt. 

On Thursday, July 8, 2004, the 42 nd Annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest was held in Union 
Square. Seven challengers competed for the title "World Champion Cable Car Bell-Ringer". 
29 year MUNI veteran, Frank Ware is the new World Champion, making it his 2 nd win. 
Finishing 2 n was Walter Scott HI and third place went to Byron Cobb, a four-time winner. The 
contest was sponsored by Muni, the Union Square Association, the Friends of the Cable Car 
Museum and FNG Financial. We will invite Mr. Ware to a future meeting to demonstrate his bell 
ringing talent. The event had a terrific turnout. Exec. Director Burns thanked Director Din for 
his participation. 



Exec. Director Burns introduced Joy Houlihan who has joined the MTA management team as 
Manager of Department of Parking and Traffic's Citation Division, starting on July 6. She has 
worked for the past 20 years as a Project Manager on both the business and system sides in the 
public sector, specializing in team building, and developing workflow efficiencies. Chairman 
Vaughns welcomed Ms. Houlihan to the MTA family. 

Director Mezey has head that in the past, the TEDF fee wasn't always collected. Exec. Director 
Bums stated that there had been a problem with making sure that fees were collected. Staff 
worked with the Planning Department and there is a system now in place that insures that permits 
aren't issued until these fees have been collected. In recent years, staff has done an excellent job 
on collecting this fee from past developments. There are no outstanding payments due at this 
point. 

Director Din congratulated staff for a terrific event. He noted that Director Kasolas was also in 
attendance. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was made. 

9. Public Comment 

Mark Brown has lived in Geary corridor since 1979. He has gone to four Steering Committee 
meetings regarding the deletion of bus stops. He hopes that the MTA will keep the 27-Bryant 
and 19-Polk transfer points, both inbound and outbound. 

John Friedlander has a background in public transit as a transportation-advertising salesman. He 
noted that transit-advertising rates are low because public transit is a public service. 

Roger Bazeley, Pedestrian Safety Advocate, feels that the structure of the MTA should reflect a 
more equal balance of all transit modes, including taxicabs, bicycles, and pedestrians. The Taxi 
Division should come under the MTA. The MTA is losing some efficiencies by not 
consolidating departments. He is not happy with the lack of visibility of pedestrians on Geary 
Blvd. Bay Street has had an excellent renovation but it remains a problem because the lane 
width is too narrow. The area around Pier 1 lacks good visibility. He thinks that there should be 
a separate grievance committee for Taxicab drivers similar to the Police Department. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Roman Fan, Superior Ct. # CGC0241 1310, filed on 8/8/02 for $5,955 (DPT) 

B. Qui Phu Lu, Unlitigated Claim 0402468, filed on 2/26/04 for $9,000 

C. Martin Galvan, Superior Ct. #415169, filed on 1 1/27/02 for $12,000 

D. Museum West Lease at 5 & Mission Garage for $23,032.06 (City to receive) 

E. Greta Givler, Unlitigated Claim #0401828, filed on 1/5/04 for $55,000 

F. Lowell Argersinger, Superior Ct. # 419616, filed on 4/21/03 for $62,500 

RESOLUTION 04-105 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. EXTEND - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING -7th St., west side, from 76 feet to 
97 feet north of Townsend St. 

B. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Baker St., east 
side, from Broadway to Pacific Avenue. 

C. RESCIND - 2 HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY, ESTABLISH - 
PARKING METERS (METER RATE AREA NO.3), 2-HR TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 6 PM, 
EXCEPT SUNDAY - Harrison St., between 6th and 7th St. 

D. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Dolores St., east side, from 
Duncan St. to a point 19 feet southerly. 

E. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Stockton St., between Green St. and Card Alley (rescinds 
meters 14170 and 14190 and extends the current bus zone by 39 feet) 

F. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 13th St., from 102 feet to 56 feet 
east of Folsom St. 

G. RESCIND - 1-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM - 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY, ESTABLISH - 2- 
HOUR PARKING, 7 AM - 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - Folsom St., between 1 1th and 13th 
Sts., 12th St., between Folsom and Harrison Sts. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Clarendon Avenue, north 
side, from Laguna Honda Boulevard to a point 100 feet easterly. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-106 



(10.3) Recommends that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's certification that 
it is more economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to contract for security guard 
services for Fiscal Year 2004-2005 for the Department of Parking and Traffic Offices than to 
provide the same services with City and County employees. (Explanatory documents include a 
suit T report, resolution and Controller's certification.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-107 

(10.4) Recommends that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination 
that it is more economical to contract for a Parking Citation Processing and Collection System 
for Fiscal Year 2004-2005 than to provide the same services with City and County employees. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and Controller's certification.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-108 

(10.5) Authorizing the MTA to acknowledge and adhere to procedures and conditions set forth 
by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for allocation of Regional Measure 2 funds; and 
to accept and expend $30,000,000 of RM-2 funds for the MUNI Metro Third Street Light Rail 
Project - Phase 1, Initial Operating Segment. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, application and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-109 

(10.6) Authorizing the MTA to acknowledge and adhere to procedures and conditions set forth 
by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for allocation of Regional Measure 2 funds and 
to accept and expend $5,710,000 of RM-2 funds for the MUNI Waterfront Historic Streetcar 
Expansion (E-Line) project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
application and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-1 10 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $524,160 of Transportation Fund for Clean 
Air Regional Funds from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to purchase and install 
particulate matter traps on Muni's diesel motor coaches. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-1 11 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to execute the Third Amendment to PCC Cars Purchase 
Agreement with New Jersey Transit Corporation, to reduce the number of historic streetcars 
being acquired from 15 to 1 1, for a new contract amount not to exceed $165,000; and to change 
the schedule for picking up the streetcars from New Jersey Transit. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and modification.) (MUNI) 



RESOLUTION 04-112 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT -Kasolas 

REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Approving and adopting the meditated settlements establishing the amendments to the 
collective bargaining agreements between the Municipal Transportation Agency and SE1U Local 
790 and TWU Local 250-A (7410/9132) to be effective July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2006. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-1 13 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Kasolas 

Pursuant to Chairman Vaughns' earlier request, Executive Director Burns announced that the 
Board of Supervisors has passed the FY05 budget for the City and County of San Francisco in 
its' entirety, including the MTA's budget. 

12. Approving and adopting the arbitration award establishing the amendment to the collective 
bargaining agreement between the Municipal Transportation Agency and IBEW Local 6 to be 
effective July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-114 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Kasolas 

13. Approving and adopting the arbitration award establishing no change to the collective 
bargaining agreement between the Municipal Transportation Agency and TWU Local 200 
effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-1 15 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas 

Chairman Vaughns expressed the Board's appreciation to Michael Burns, Larry Williams and 
staff involved in the labor contract negotiations. The Board recognizes and appreciates the time 
and hard work that went into these expedient and successful negotiations. 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute the Agreement between the City and County of San 
Francisco and Imperial Parking for the management of the Civic Center Plaza Garage, for a term 
of six years commencing August 1, 2004, with extension options not to exceed four years, for a 
management fee of zero dollars, and with an annual incentive fee not to exceed $100,000 per 
contract year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-116 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

7 



1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:35 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Michael Kasolas 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, MUNI 
Mike Hursh, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Operations 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Kasolas-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Geraldine Zalkovsky, Superior Ct. #415437, filed on 12/6/02 for $650,000 
RESOLUTION 04-117 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 



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ABSENT - Kasolas 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 4:43 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced the Board met in closed session to discuss Zalkovsky vs. CCSF 
with the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the case (Kasolas-absent). 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Kasolas-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:47 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 




NOTICE OF CANCELLATION 



F o 

U.ctlt 

■ 2 



TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2004 

And 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2004 
ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL 2 2 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



THE BOARD MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, 
AUGUST 3 AND 17, 2004 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. 

THE MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL HOLD A 

SPECIAL MEETING ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2004 

AT 9:00 A.M. IN ROOM 416, CITY HALL. 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE -SUITE 334 -SAN F R A NC IS CO-CA. 94102-4524 
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^Municipal Transportation Agency 
And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2004 

ROOM 416, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

CLOSED SESSION 
9:00 A.M. 

SPECIAL MEETING 
9:30 A.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG - 5 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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AN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 416, at 
1 C arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
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9:00 a.m. - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Coral Construction, Superior Ct. #421249, filed on 9/12/00 

ADJOURN 



9:30 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-July 20, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

(5.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(5.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
-Status Report on the Bike and Traffic Calming Plans. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Annual Employee and Rider Surveys 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There 
will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in 
which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Katherine Kalafate/Jonathan Andres, Superior Ct. #422886 filed on 10/14/03 for $3,000 

B. Kaz Sobczak, Unitigated Claim #0403580 filed on 5/19/04 for $5,792.29 

C. John Garvey, Superior Ct. #403845 filed on 1/25/02 for $5,500 

D. Gibson Group Trust, Anticipated Litigation, City as defendant for up to $5,900 

E. Semcheddine Belkadi, Unlitigated Claim #0402090 filed on 3/23/03 for $8,500 

F. Felecia Faulkner, Unlitigated Claim #0400383 filed on 8/8/03 for $10,000 

G. Paul Chasan, Superior Ct. #416909 filed on 1/23/03 for $19,000 

H. W.H. McAlpine vs. Tank Protect, Superior Ct. #409278 filed on 6/18/02 for $22,750 

I. Vargas & Esquivel vs. Tank Protect, Superior Ct. #41 1534 filed on 8/15/02 for $22,750 

J. Yuet So Yu, Unlitigated Claim FY0360532, filed on 7/3 1/03 for $50,000 

K. Deliah Mims, Superior Ct. #426204 filed on 1 1/7/03 for $65,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) Capp St., both sides, 
between Mission and 26th Streets. (1 100 block). 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) 23rd St., both sides, between 
Dolores and Chattanooga Streets. (3700 block), Sanchez St., both sides, between 
Duncan and 28th Streets. (1400 block) 

C. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME EXCEPT BICYCLES Grove St., north side, 
from 147 feet to 194 feet west of the Hyde St. crosswalk. 

D. RESCIND - GREEN (SHORT-TERM LOADING) ZONE, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY, ESTABLISH - GREEN (SHORT-TERM LOADTNG) 
ZONE, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 18th St., north side, from 
Diamond St. to 48 feet westerly 

E. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME, ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING 
ANYTIME Mullen Drive, south side, from Peralta Ave. to Franconia St. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve the Controller's determination that 
parking meter management, including coin collection and counting, can be practically performed 
under contract with Serco Management Systems at a lesser cost than similar work performed by 
employees of the City and County. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, Controller's 
certification and resolution.) (DPT) 



(10.4) Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 4 to Contract No. CS-1 13, 
Professional Design and Support Services for MUNI Bus Procurement, with Cornerstone 
Concilium, Inc./Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, Inc. to extend the term of the contract 
by one year to September 9, 2005, without an increase in the contract amount. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, modification and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call for 
Contract No. MR-1210, MUNI Metro System Subway Overhead Reconstruction. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, financial plan and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to execute the contract with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company for 
an elevator maintenance agreement for full service elevator maintenance and repair at Church & 
Castro Street Stations in the Muni Metro System in an amount not to exceed $40,000 for the first 
year or $120,000 for three years with an option to extend for two additional years. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, financial plan, contract and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.7) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 125, N, L and J Lines Rail Replacement Project, approving 
Modification No. 9 for a reduction to the approved contract amount by $241,523.81, approving 
the final contract amount of $8,163,006.44, and approving the closeout of the contract with 
Mitchell Engineering. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan, contract 
modification and resolution.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Confirming that the capital funding plan and the operating financial plan in the "Third Street 
LRT Project - Phase 2 - New Central Subway - Resolution 3434 Update" represents Muni's most 
current knowledge about the costs of the Project and the funds committed to fully fund the capital 
and operating costs of the Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
report.) 

12. Approving the Memorandum of Understanding with the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A 
to be effective and retroactive to July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2008. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and MOU.) 

13. Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 as $25.4450 per hour for 
Operators and $16.0216 per hour for Operator Trainees effective July 1, 2004 and $25.8250 per hour 
for Operators and $16.2697 for Operator Trainees effective April 23, 3005. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and wage certification.) 

14. Authorizing the execution of Contract No. CCO-03-883 with Brookville Equipment Company 
for the partial restoration of 1 1 Presidents Conference Committee streetcars procured from New 
Jersey Transit, for a price not to exceed $3,709,168, and for a term not to exceed five years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract.) 



15. Authorizing the execution of Contract No. MR- 1 195, Paratransit Debit Card System, with GPS 
Data Solutions to provide an integrated Paratransit Debit Card System for an amount not to exceed 
$3,299,200 and term not to exceed six years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, financial plan and contract.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

-^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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SAN FRANCISCO 
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CLOSED SESSION 
9:00 A.M. 

SPECIAL MEETING 
9:30 A.M. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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9:00 a.m. - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 9:03 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Peter Mezey 

Also present: Michael T. Bums, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Gigi Harrington, Deputy General Manager, Finance 
Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction 
Jose Cisneros, Deputy General Manager, External Affairs 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Alicia Gamez, Deputy City Attorney's Office Intern 
Nora Culver, Deputy City Attorney's Office Intern 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Mezey-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Coral Construction, Superior Ct. #421249, filed on 9/12/00 

ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 10:02 a.m. 



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9:30 a.m. - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 10:12 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Peter Mezey 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the July 20, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved 
(Mezey- absent). 

5. Communications 

(5.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced the Board met in closed session to discuss Coral Construction 
vs. CCSF with the city attorney. The Board took no action. 

(5.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Mezey- absent). 

Board Secretary Boomer announced that Item 10.1 (G) was removed from the agenda at the 
request of the Director of Transportation. Items 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and 15 were removed from 
the calendar at the request of the Board and would be continued to the September 7 meeting. 



6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

( lhairman Vaughns requested the participation of the Board in the Operator of the Month and 
Safe Driver Awards Programs. She suggested that Board members attend these events at one 
division for a three-month period and then transition to a different division. 

-Status Report on the Bike and Traffic Calming Plans. 

Executive Director Burns introduced the Traffic Calming Program, adding that the Bike Plan 
would be presented to the Board in September. Staff is also developing the Pedestrian Plan. All 
of these plans are tied into Prop. K funds. 

Manito Velasco, Manager of the Traffic Calming Program, presented the Traffic Calming 
Program. The plan is a comprehensive, community-oriented approach designed to reduce 
speeding, improve safety, accommodate Muni and emergency vehicle access and improve access 
for bikes and pedestrians. It includes an intensive community outreach and participation process. 
Prior to the availability of Prop. K funds, there hasn't been a comprehensive effort to fund traffic 
calming projects. The Transportation Authority requested that the MTA develop a five-year 
plan, which is currently being developed. 

Director Kasolas asked that the plan be presented to the Board by the first meeting in December 
and that a status report on the plan be presented two months prior. Exec. Director Burns replied 
that staff will present the plan in December if it's complete. If it's not ready, staff will review its 
status. Director Kasolas commented that it's important to keep in mind that we have serious 
safety issues on the streets. It's imperative for all departments to move forward as fast as 
possible. 

Bond Yee, acting Deputy Director, DPT, reviewed the current status of the Bike Plan. There are 
two parts to the plan, a policy framework, which examines various components of a successful 
bike plan, and the network improvements, which will include site-specific projects. The 
environmental process has delayed the project but staff is looking for ways to speed it up. 
Staff is also looking to resolve potential conflicts in transit corridors where public transit and 
bicycles may be in conflict. 

Chairman Vaughns noted that the CAC had provided a letter to the Board with recommendations 
for a bike plan. She inquired if staff was coordinating a response. Mr. Yee stated that they had 
engaged the CAC as part of this process. 

Director Din asked staff to provide an explanation about the process, in particular the approval 
process as the project comes to fruition. Mr. Yee stated that each project impacts other agencies 
and community and neighborhood interests. The Technical Advisory Committee is comprised of 
those other interested entities that will review the plan. The MTA Board and the Board of 
Supervisors will also approve the plan. Plans of this nature take time to complete because of the 
need to build consensus. The first portion is expected to be complete in September. The second 



portion is contingent on the first part as there are still issues that are being ironed out. Director 
Din asked for a list of TPS streets that have bike lanes. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Annual Employee and Rider Surveys 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Burns was pleased to present Stella Ong as this month's Special Recognition 
Award winner. Ms. Ong has been working in the Finance department for the past three years 
where she has demonstrated a consistent commitment and skill in anticipating what work will be 
needed. Her most telling attribute is her ability to maintain a positive attitude. She developed a 
more efficient system for developing the budget, which benefited the entire department. She is a 
great asset to the organization. Ms. Ong thanked Mr. Bums for the honor and recognition for her 
work. It's been an extremely difficult budget year but thanks to her colleagues, they were able to 
accomplish a meaningful and balanced budget on time. Chairman Vaughns congratulated Ms. 
Ong on behalf of the Board. 

Recently, the Board received a memo advising of an upcoming calendar item regarding the 
procurement of hybrid buses. The California Air Resources Board approved diesel electric hybrid 
bus technology as an acceptable clean air transit bus alternative. The timeline for transit agencies 
to meet new state clean air standards requires taking delivery no later then Dec 31, 2006. In order 
to meet the deadline, MUNI has adopted an aggressive schedule for purchasing 56 hybrid forty- 
foot buses. This effort requires compressing a three-year procurement process into approximately 
18 months. In anticipation of the CARB ruling, MUNI prepared a request for proposal (RFP) to 
purchase hybrid buses and is in the final stages of review. Muni plans to advertise the RFP in 
August, prior to presenting the completed RFP to the Board. 

The Segment J Platform Finishes & Special Systems construction work currently contracted to 
Amelco Electric, SF is being taken over by its surety Travelers Insurance Company. Amelco 
encountered a cash flow problem last year and was financially supported by its surety Travelers 
Insurance for an extended time period. Travelers has decided to reduce its financial exposure and 
is "taking over" this contract. Travelers has invited companies to submit bids on the project but 
will execute existing contracts with the current subcontractors. As provided for in the contract, 
Travelers will submit the process to the MTA for approval but not their contract with a new 
prime. Travelers is expected to use a legitimate contractor, as they are required to meet all the 
requirements and obligations in the Amelco contract with us. The Board will be kept updated. 

The Japantown Task Force hosted a ceremony to unveil bilingual street name signs for 
Japantown on Thursday, August 5. Mayor Newsom and the Consul General of Japan, Makoto 
Yamanaka, were in attendance. There are a total of 132 signs that were paid for through private 
sources. DPT assisted with the design, procurement, and installation of the signs. 



On Thursday, July 22 nd , over 300 Friends of H. Welton Flynn joined together at an event to 
honor him for more than 30 years of public service. Former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. 
Brown, Jr. was the Master of Ceremonies. Also in attendance were Mayor Gavin Newsom, 
Supervisor Maxwell, Board Chair Vaughns, Directors Din and McCray, Controller Harrington 
and former city assessor Doris Ward. Mr. Flynn was presented with a street sign in his name. It 
was a wonderful evening and a well-deserved tribute to a man of honor and great integrity. Mr. 
Flynn has also been selected as the first recipient of the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission's "Miriam Golikely" award. 

Mr. Burns recognized Larry Martin, Executive Vice President of TWU, as a long time union 
leader and Muni employee. Mr. Martin has been a national figure in the transit and labor 
movements and is now retiring. He has been a valuable partner in working to improve Muni and 
together they've had many successes. Exec. Director Burns recognized him for his support of 
Muni and the transit operators and thanked him for his efforts. Chairman Vaughns congratulated 
Mr. Martin on behalf of the Board. 

Exec. Director Burns noted that the DPT employee survey will be presented to the Board on 
September 7. 

David Binder presented the FY04 Employee and Customer surveys. This is his fourth year of 
conducting surveys. While there are some differences from year to year, in general, there has 
been a stabilization of opinion in both riders and employees. This year's results are similar to 
last year with only minor declines that are within the margin of error in some areas. 

Director Kasolas asked how we compared to other agencies. Mr. Binder noted that there is no 
standardized methodology used within the industry. Other properties use different questions and 
scales. In general, the numbers and rider and employee satisfaction are on the upper end of the 
numbers he sees statewide. The MTA's numbers are big because things are in flux due to budget 
constraints. 

Director Black stated her surprise that employee satisfaction wasn't much lower after the budget 
cuts. Mr. Binder agrees because you would expect to see a drop following budget cuts, benefit 
changes and layoffs. Keeping the same ratings as last year is positive, especially given the 
climate in which the questions were asked. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the surveys are of significant value to the Board. She hopes that 
staff will develop goals and objectives associated with these results for the coming year. Further, 
there are certain areas necessitating improvements. 

Director Black called the surveys important as it lets the Board know how employees and the 
public feel. 

Exec. Director Burns thanked Mr. Binder for his terrific work. Due to the recent voter initiative, 
jurisdiction over these surveys has been transferred to the Controller's office. 



8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, has been elected to his third term as Chairman. He introduced 
Steve Ferrario as the new Vice Chairman. The CAC recommends that a reminder be sent to 
operators about departure times as recommended in the Nelson/Nygaard study. It's important to 
make it clear that intermediate time frames aren't "arrive by" time frames but are "depart no 
earlier than" times. He reiterated that the CAC is supportive of the Inner Geary plan put forward 
by staff, including the removal of stops. This is an important plan for the MTA. 

(Exec. Director Burns stated that a reminder to operators can be issued.) 

9. Public Comment 

Richard Allman noted that there was an error in the minutes of July 6 as what was reported was 
opposite of what he said. He is from the Tenderloin, which is a neighborhood that is most transit 
dependent. It should be a premier "Transit-First" neighborhood. The removal of these stops 
isn't an issue for people on Geary or O'Farrell but is for people accessing the stops from the 
north or south, up or down the hill. It's significant for seniors, people with disabilities or people 
carrying groceries or children. There seems to be a different plan presented depending on who 
the audience is. He hopes Muni will focus on the issues, will identify mitigation measures and 
will talk directly to the people who are affected. He would also appreciate it if there were any 
reports about why this is needed. 

At the request of Chairman Vaughns, the Board Secretary reviewed the Sunshine Ordinance 
requirements relating to the posting of draft and approved minutes. The minutes are in full 
compliance with the Sunshine Ordinance. 

John Nulty presented a petition signed by residents and business owners in the Tenderloin. The 
plan is appalling and isn't a positive step for the future. Muni shouldn't conduct this pilot 
program in the densest part of the city. Muni shouldn't use the neighborhood as a pilot program. 

Michael Nulty, Alliance for a Better District 6, is opposed to the removal of bus stops on Geary 
and O'Farrell. Neighborhood merchants are opposed to the removal because it will impact their 
economic future. In addition, seniors and the disabled don't want bus shelters removed, as they 
want a place to sit down. He is concerned about traffic being diverted to other streets and the 
impact on those streets. He is concerned about preserving transit connections. He questioned the 
savings of one additional minute of transit time when people could still use the 38-Limited as an 
option. There needs to be consensus building in the community. 

William Sisk, Local 250A, doesn't want bicycles interfering where buses are as they pose a 
danger to riders. He added that the Employee Survey was done prior to the budget cuts. 



Barry Taranto agreed with Mr. Sisk about the need to allow major bus lines to proceed 
unimpeded. If you keep cars off community-serving streets, they will spill over to other streets 
so anything that impedes traffic flow, such as double parked cars, should be ticketed. Muni 
inspectors are ticketing cab drivers that are loading and unloading in bus zones. They should get 
a warning instead as a ticket is expensive. At least, the inspector should honk and let the cab 
driver move first. He wondered if the Friday and Saturday Broadway Tunnel closure is affecting 
service because it's a headache for cab drivers. Happy Labor Day. 

Leah Shahum, SF Bicycle Coalition, noted that the SF Bicycle Coalition is a project partner with 
DPT and the Transportation Authority on the citywide bike plan update. This is a major planning 
process that started two years ago to update the city's plans, priorities and projects. About 
30,000 people ride their bike everyday with the intent of increasing ridership to 10% of the 
population by 2010. People will only ride if they feel safe. There are 230 bikes per hour on 
Valencia during commute hours after a bike lane was added. A similar increase was seen on 
Polk and Arguello Streets. She is concerned about a significant schedule problem and about the 
plan being derailed because of a lack of leadership. Prop E requires prioritization of the Transit- 
First policy, which include bikes. We are in serious jeopardy of missing funds from all levels 
because we don't have projects ready and are severely behind schedule. Some of these projects 
won't be looked at until 2006 or implemented until 2009. 

Glenda Lavigne, TWU-Local 200, is a bit concerned about the survey results. There are 4400 
employees and 472 responded to the survey. We have been saying for the past year that things 
are going down. If there is a margin of error, then there was error last time. If it decreased from 
last year and there was room for error last year, then it's going down. At Muni, we know there 
are layoffs and this is bad, considering those layoffs. The people who filled out the survey are 
afraid to lose their job. I ride the bus every day and every bus is overly crowded and that doesn't 
make me happy as a rider. You shouldn't be content to say the survey looks good as you should 
look at what we're doing with employees, riders, Prop E and citizens. The Board needs to make 
sure that we're doing what we need to do. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. She requested clarification regarding employee 
survey participation and response. Exec. Director Burns stated that the survey is voluntary and 
anonymous. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There 

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will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate 
item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Katherine Kalafate/Jonathan Andres, Superior Ct. #422886 filed on 10/14/03 for $3,000 

B. Kaz Sobczak, Unlitigated Claim #0403580 filed on 5/19/04 for $5,792.29 

C. John Garvey, Superior Ct. #403845 filed on 1/25/02 for $5,500 

D. Gibson Group Trust, Anticipated Litigation, City as defendant for up to $5,900 

E. Semcheddine Belkadi, Unlitigated Claim #0402090 filed on 3/23/03 for $8,500 

F. Felecia Faulkner, Unlitigated Claim #0400383 filed on 8/8/03 for $10,000 

G. Paul Chasan, Superior Ct. #416909 filed on 1/23/03 for $19,000 

H. W.H. McAlpine vs. Tank Protect, Superior Ct. #409278 filed on 6/18/02 for $22,750 

I. Vargas & Esquivel vs. Tank Protect, Superior Ct. #41 1534 filed on 8/15/02 for $22,750 

J. Yuet So Yu, Unlitigated Claim FY0360532, filed on 7/3 1/03 for $50,000 

K. Deliah Mims, Superior Ct. #426204 filed on 1 1/7/03 for $65,000 

Item G, Paul Chasan was removed from the agenda at the request of the Executive Director. 

RESOLUTION 04-118 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) Capp St., both sides, 
between Mission and 26th Streets. (1100 block). 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) 23rd St., both sides, between 
Dolores and Chattanooga Streets. (3700 block), Sanchez St., both sides, between 
Duncan and 28th Streets. (1400 block) 

C. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME EXCEPT BICYCLES Grove St., north 
side, from 147 feet to 194 feet west of the Hyde St. crosswalk. 

D. RESCIND - GREEN (SHORT-TERM LOADING) ZONE, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY, ESTABLISH - GREEN (SHORT-TERM LOADING) 
ZONE, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 18th St., north side, from 
Diamond St. to 48 feet westerly 

E. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME, ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO 
PARKING ANYTIME Mullen Drive, south side, from Peralta Ave. to Franconia St. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-119 



(10.3) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve the Controller's determination that 
parking meter management, including coin collection and counting, can be practically performed 
under contract with Serco Management Systems at a lesser cost than similar work performed by 
employees of the City and County. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, Controller's 
certification and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-120 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 4 to Contract No. CS-1 13, 
Professional Design and Support Services for MUM Bus Procurement, with Cornerstone 
Concilium, Inc./Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, Inc. to extend the term of the contract 
by one year to September 9, 2005, without an increase in the contract amount. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, modification and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(This item was continued to the September 7, 2004 meeting.) 

(10.5) Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call for 
Contract No. MR-1210, MUNI Metro System Subway Overhead Reconstruction. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, financial plan and resolution.) (MUM) 

(This item was continued to the September 7, 2004 meeting.) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to execute the contract with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company 
for an elevator maintenance agreement for full service elevator maintenance and repair at Church 
& Castro Street Stations in the Muni Metro System in an amount not to exceed $40,000 for the 
first year or $120,000 for three years with an option to extend for two additional years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan, contract and resolution.) (MUM) 

(This item was continued to the September 7, 2004 meeting.) 

(10.7) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 125, N, L and J Lines Rail Replacement Project, approving 
Modification No. 9 for a reduction to the approved contract amount by $241,523.81, approving 
the fmal contract amount of $8,163,006.44, and approving the closeout of the contract with 
Mitchell Engineering. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan, contract 
modification and resolution.) (MUM) 

(This item was continued to the September 7, 2004 meeting.) 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.1(G), 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, and Vaughns 



ABSENT - Mezey 

REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Confirming that the capital funding plan and the operating financial plan in the "Third Street 
LRT Project - Phase 2 - New Central Subway - Resolution 3434 Update" represents Muni's most 
current knowledge about the costs of the Project and the funds committed to fully fund the capital 
and operating costs of the Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
report.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-121 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Mezey 

12. Approving the Memorandum of Understanding with the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A 
to be effective and retroactive to July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2008. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and MOU.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-122 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Mezey 

13. Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 as $25.4450 per hour for 
Operators and $16.0216 per hour for Operator Trainees effective July 1, 2004 and $25.8250 per 
hour for Operators and $16.2697 for Operator Trainees effective April 23, 2005. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and wage certification.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-123 

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On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Mezey 

14. Authorizing the execution of Contract No. CCO-03-883 with Brookville Equipment Company 
for the partial restoration of 1 1 Presidents Conference Committee streetcars procured from New 
Jersey Transit, for a price not to exceed $3,709,168, and for a term not to exceed five years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-124 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Mezey 

15. Authorizing the execution of Contract No. MR-1195, Paratransit Debit Card System, with GPS 
Data Solutions to provide an integrated Paratransit Debit Card System for an amount not to exceed 
$3,299,200 and term not to exceed six years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, financial plan and contract.) 

(This item was continued to the September 7, 2004 meeting.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto asked the Board to carefully read the staff report and contract. This is a relatively 
new company that is connected to a cab company and there needs to be appropriate controls and 
oversight of this organization. Staff should ask for feedback from the taxi industry. We need to 
stop fraud but we need to know how and who executes this contract. This program should get 
rolling. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 11:58 a.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Aaency Board of Directors. 

As. [htnrrruy^ 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

? NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP - 2 Z004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

02-04P02:29 RCVD 



Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
«(415) 554-6896 FAX (4 15)554-4143 




I 



CISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 7 1 -Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-August 10, 2004 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
-Annual designation of Parking Authority members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-DPT Employee Survey 

-Update on Prop. 209 Injunction 

-4 th Quarter Service Standards for Muni and DPT 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 



requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Diane Rosenfield, Unlitigated Claim #0500100 filed on 7/12/04 for $5606.36 

B. Janet Thompson, Superior Ct. #CGC03421478 filed on 6/17/03 for $6,675 

C. Ronald Baker, Unlitigated Claim #0402601 filed on 3/8/04 for $10,000 

D. Louis Podover, Unlitigated Claim #0402102 filed on 1/27/04 for $12,000 

E. Daniel Juel, Unlitigated Claim #0402101 filed on 1/27/04 for $15,000 

F. Conrada Dimaculangan, Superior Ct. #407422 filed on 5/1/02 for $70,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "H" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY), 21st Avenue, both sides, between Ocean 
Avenue and Sloat Boulevard (2900 block) and Sloat Boulevard, south side, between 20th 
and 21st Avenues (400 block) 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY), 21st Street, both sides, between Dolores 
and Guerrero Streets (3400 block) 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 10 PM, EVERYDAY) 248 - 254 Ritch Street, west side, between Brannan and Bryant 
Streets (adds even addresses only, no permit parking signs will be posted on this block) 

D. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3, Bacon Street, north side, from San Bruno 
Avenue to 135 feet easterly 

E. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONE, Jackson Street, north side, from 100 feet to 125 feet west of 
Webster Street (125-foot bus zone) 

F. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE, Folsom Street, west side, from 14th Street to 80 feet 
southerly (80-foot zone). 

G. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE, Union Street, south side, from Divisadero Street to 75 
feet westerly (75 -foot zone) 

H. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME, Bacon Street, north side, from 125 
to 135 feet east of San Bruno Avenue 

(10.3) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 124, Muni Metro Electrical Improvements Project, approving 
Contract Modification No. 3, for a final contract amount of $3,803,828.34, and authorizing closeout 
of the contract and release of final retention in the amount of $88,225.25 to Kingston Constructors. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan, modification and resolution.) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 4 to Contract No. CS-1 13, Professional 
Design and Support Services for MUNI Bus Procurement, with Cornerstone Concilium, 
Inc./Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, Inc. to extend the term of the contract by one year to 
September 9, 2005, without an increase in the contract amount. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, modification and resolution.) (MUNI) 



(This item was continued from the August 10, 2004 meeting.) 

(10.5) Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call for 
Contract No. MR-1210, MUNI Metro System Subway Overhead Reconstruction. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, financial plan and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(This item was continued from the August 10, 2004 meeting.) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to execute the contract with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company for 
an elevator maintenance agreement for full service elevator maintenance and repair at Church & 
Castro Street Stations in the Muni Metro System in an amount not to exceed $40,000 for the first 
year or $120,000 for three years with an option to extend for two additional years. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, financial plan, contract and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(This item was continued from the August 10, 2004 meeting.) 

(10.7) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 125, N, L and J Lines Rail Replacement Project, approving 
Modification No. 9 for a reduction to the approved contract amount by $241,523.81, approving the 
final contract amount of $8,163,006.44, and approving the closeout of the contract with Mitchell 
Engineering. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan, contract modification 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(This item was continued from the August 10, 2004 meeting.) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request For Proposal to solicit proposals from vendors 
qualified to provide Workers' Compensation Bill Review Services and Medical Treatment 
Utilization Review Services. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, RFP and 
financial plan.) (MUM) 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposal and conduct a negotiated 
procurement for Contract No. 350, Procurement of Standard Low Floor Hybrid-Electric Diesel 
Coaches. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Approving traffic modifications on Geary and O'Farrell between Van Ness and Market Streets 
for the Inner Geary Transit Improvement Project: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - O'Farrell St., north side, from 
Van Ness Ave. to Polk St. 

B. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM AND 4 PM TO 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Polk St. to Larkin St. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 820 O'Farrell St. at Larkin St., 
northwest corner, from Larkin St. to 94 feet easterly. 

D. BUS ZONE EXTENSION - 800 BLOCK OF O'FARRELL ST., ESTABLISH - TOW 



AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 895 O'Farrell St. at Polk St., southeast corner, from 
81 feet to 99 feet east of Polk St. 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Larkin St. to Hyde St. 

F. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING 9 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Larkin St. to Hyde St. 

G. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - O'Farrell St., south side, from Larkin St. to Hyde St. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 709 O'Farrell St. at Hyde St., 

southwest corner, from Hyde St. to 90 feet easterly. 
I. REVOKE - BUS ZONE - 799 O'Farrell St. at Larkin St., southeast corner, from Larkin St. 

to 1 00 feet easterly. 
J. REDUCTION - BUS ZONE - 683 O'Farrell St. at Hyde St., southeast corner, reducing bus 

zone length to 101 feet. 
K. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Hyde St. to Leavenworth St. 
L. ESTABLISH- GENERAL METERED PARKING 9 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Hyde St. to Leavenworth St. 
M. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - O'Farrell St., south side, from Hyde St. to Leavenworth St. 
N. REVOKE - TRANSIT (CURB) LANE - BUSES, TAXIS AND RIGHT TURNS ONLY, 7 

AM TO 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE- BUSES, 

TAXIS AND RIGHT TURNS ONLY AT ALL TIMES - O'Farrell St., south side, between 

Hyde St. and Leavenworth St. 
O. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 608 O'Farrell St. at Leavenworth 

St., northwest corner side, from Leavenworth St. to Harlem Alley. 
P. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 501 O'Farrell St. at Jones St., 

southwest corner, from Jones St. to 96 feet westerly. 
Q. ESTABLISH- TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY O'Farrell St., north side, from Leavenworth St. to Jones St. 
R. ESTABLISH- GENERAL METERED PARKING 9 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Leavenworth St. to Jones St. 
S. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - O'Farrell St., south side, from Leavenworth St. to Jones St. 
T. REVOKE - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, BUSES, TAXIS AND RIGHT TURNS ONLY, 

7 AM TO 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE- 
BUSES, TAXIS AND RIGHT TURNS ONLY, AT ALL TIMES - O'Farrell St., south 

side, between Leavenworth and Jones St. 
U. REVOKE - BUS ZONE - 599 O'Farrell St. at Leavenworth St., southeast corner, from 

Leavenworth St. to 85 feet easterly. 
V. REVOKE - NO STOPPING ANYTIME, ESTABLISH - METERED YELLOW ZONE, 9 

AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - "340" O'Farrell St, north side, from 

245 feet to 289 feet east of Taylor St. 
W. REVOKE - NO STOPPING ANYTIME, ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING, ! 

AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - "360" O'Farrell St, north side, from 85 

feet to 245 feet east of Taylor St. 



X. REVOKE - BUS ZONE (80-FOOT ZONE) - 485 O'Farrell St. at Jones St., southeast 

corner, from Jones St. to 80 feet easterly. 
Y. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - "451" O'Farrell St., south side, 

from 107 feet to 251 feet east of Jones St. 
Z. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Jones St. to Taylor St. 
AA.REVOKE - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME, ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO 

STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM AND 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 

O'Farrell St., north side, from Taylor St. to Mason St. 
BB. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING 7 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - Geary St., north and south sides, from Larkin St. to Polk St. 
CC. REVOKE - BUS ZONE - 1064 Geary St. at Van Ness Ave., northeast corner, from Van 

Ness Ave. to 88 feet easterly. 
DD. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 1064 Geary St. at Van Ness 

Ave., northeast corner, from Van Ness Ave. to 88 feet easterly. 
EE. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 1020 -1054 Geary St., north 

side, from 96 feet to 236 feet west of Polk St. 
FF. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 990 Geary St. at Polk St., 

northeast corner, from Polk St. to 1 00 feet easterly. 
GG. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 999 Geary St. at Polk St., 

southeast coiner, from Polk St. to 92 feet easterly. 
HH. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING 7 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - Geary St., north and south sides, from Hyde St. to Larkin St. 
E. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING 7 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - Geary St., north and south sides, from Leavenworth St. to 

Hyde St. 
JJ. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 894 Geary St. at Larkin St., 

northeast corner, from Larkin St. to 57 feet easterly. 
KK. REVOKE - BUS ZONE - 798 Geary St. at Hyde St., northeast corner, from Hyde St. to 75 

feet easterly. 
LL. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 700 Geary St. at Leavenworth 

St., northwest corner, from Leavenworth St. to 134 feet westerly. 
MM. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 795 Geary St. at Hyde St., 

southeast corner, from Hyde St. to 80 feet easterly. 
NN. REVOKE - BUS ZONE (75-FOOT ZONE) - 608 Geary St., at Jones St., northwest corner, 

from Jones St. to 75 feet westerly, and 684 Geary St. at Mason St., northeast corner, from 

Leavenworth St. to 75 feet easterly. 
OO. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 684 Geary St. at Leavenworth 

St., northeast corner, from Leavenworth St. to 90 feet easterly. 
PP. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING, 7 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - Geary St., north and south sides, between Jones St. and 

Leavenworth St. 
QQ. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 520 Geary St. at Taylor St., 

north side, from 75 feet to 100 feet west of Taylor St. 
RR. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 585 Geary St. at Jones St., 

southeast corner, from Jones St. to 84 feet easterly. 



SS. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 391 Geary St. at Mason St., 

southeast corner, from Mason St. to 82 feet easterly. 
TT. REVOKE - BUS ZONE (85-FOOT ZONE) - 430 Geary St., at Mason St., northwest 

corner, from Mason St. to 85 feet westerly. 
UU. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 10 Geary St., north side, from 

90 feet to 130 feet west of Kearny St. 
VV. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 100 Geary St. at Grant Avenue 

northeast corner, from Grant Avenue to 72 feet easterly. 
WW. TRANSIT LANE - 300 BLOCK OF GEARY ST., REVOKE - TOW AWAY LANE 

(NORTH SIDE) - BUSES, TAXIS AND RIGHT TURNS ONLY, 4 PM TO 6 PM, 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE - BUSES, TAXIS AND 

RIGHT TURNS ONLY. 
XX. BUS ZONE EXTENSION - 300 BLOCK OF GEARY ST., ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY 

NO STOPPING ANYTIME -310 Geary St., north side, from 95 feet to 135 feet west of 

Powell St. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Authorizing the execution of Contract No. MR-1 195, Paratransit Debit Card System, with GPS 
Data Solutions to provide an integrated Paratransit Debit Card System for an amount not to exceed 
$3,299,200 and for a term not to exceed six years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, financial plan and contract.) 

(This item was continued from the August 10, 2004 meeting.) 

13. Rejecting the bid received for Contract No. MR-1 194, Muni Metro System and Cable Car 
System Rail Grinding Program from Stacy & Witbeck and authorizing sole source negotiations with 
Loram Maintenance of Way, for an amount not to exceed $660,000 and for a duration not to exceed 
1,123 days. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and financial plan.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct 
Code section 2. 100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 
Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County ofjSan Francisco 

^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
SEP 1 6 2004 

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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. 

At the request of Chairman Vaughns, Board Secretary Boomer announced that Director McCray 
had sustained injuries due to a car accident and is expected to be absent for a month to six weeks. 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the August 10, 2004 Special Meeting: unanimously 
approved (McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

-Annual designation of Parking Authority members 

At the request of the Chairman, Board Secretary Boomer read a memo from the Chairman 
designating all Board members as members of the Parking Authority, as required by Prop. E. 
The Board also received a memo detailing the public outreach efforts associated with the increase 
in the sidewalk parking fine, as requested by the Board. 



7. Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 

-DPT Employee Survey 

-Update on Prop. 209 Injunction 

-4 th Quarter Service Standards for Muni and DPT 

-Ongoing Activities 

Director Burns announced that Mayor Newsom had appointed Jose Cisneros to the position of 
City Treasurer. Jose has been an invaluable staff member and will be sworn in Wednesday, 
September 8, at 10 a.m. in Room 200. He wished him luck and thanked Mr. Cisneros for his 
years of service as a member of the MTA Board of Directors, the Parking and Traffic 
Commission and as a member of the MTA senior management team. Chairman Vaughns 
requested that the Board stand as an expression of appreciation to Mr. Cisneros for his years of 
service to Muni in general and to the MTA Board in particular. 

Exec. Director Burns reported that Sunday, September 12, will be quite a day for traffic and 
transportation. There is a Grand Prix bike race, a concert in Golden Gate Park and a 49'er game. 
DPT and Muni staff will be out in force. These events will be a real challenge because of the 
number of bus lines across the city that will be affected. The costs for providing extra service by 
both Muni and DPT are covered. In addition, Mr. Burns reported that in response to the Bayview 
community's concerns, Muni has arranged a new parking plan for buses to keep them out of the 
community. 

The Notice to Proceed was issued on August 22 for the Octavia Blvd. project. To date the 
contractor has removed existing trees, old freeway footings, begun the installation of various 
utilities and some rough grading. The contractor expects to complete the east side of the 
boulevard by October 2004. Upon completion, traffic will be shifted to the new road way and the 
contractor will begin construction of the west side of the Boulevard. Some time this fall the 
Contractor will begin the replacement of the Muni tracks on Market near Octavia Street. The 
project is on budget and is expect to be completed on time by April 2005. Due to a delay in steel 
delivery, the associated Central Freeway Replacement project is expect to be complete by June 
2005. " 

Exec. Director Burns was pleased to present this month's Special Recognition Award to Alan 
Seigel, who is retiring from Muni after 30 years. He started at Muni in 1974 in the Telephone 
Information Center, has worked as Assistant Director of the Community Affairs Dept and 
currently serves as Acting Director of the Community Affairs Department and Media 
Spokesperson. Alan has excelled at numerous responsibilities, including special event signage, 
serving as the liaison with Central Control during emergencies, and being responsible for 
responding to MTA's Freedom of Information act requests. Alan Siegal thanked Mr. Burns for 
the recognition. Chairman Vaughns expressed her appreciation on behalf of the Board. Director 
Din thanked Mr. Siegal on behalf of the Asian community for his kind service. 



Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney, updated the Board on the status of the Prop. 209 
injunction. She reported that Judge Warren issued a clarification on August 23, 2004 that stated 
that his decision pertained to M/WBE programs and had no relevance to federally funded DBE 
programs. Furthermore, the injunction only applies to locally funded contracts that were 
advertised or solicited for after July 26, 2004. She clarified that there was no issue with any 
item on the Board calendar. 

Acting Deputy Director Bond Yee presented the 2 nd Annual DPT Employee Survey. This survey 
was designed to measure job satisfaction, communication and management effectiveness and had 
a 20% response rate, which is very remarkable given the fact that more than half of DPT 
employees spend all their time in the field. Most areas show a positive trend, but we need to do a 
better job promoting communication between divisions. 

Chairman Vaughns commented that the matrix identified "decline to state" number appeared 
very high. Mr. Yee suspected that it is a typographical error. They will revise the report and 
present to the Board. 

Director Kasolas would appreciate a breakdown by division. He asked if there was a written plan 
for improving appreciation and communication within the department. D.D. Yee stated that 
communication is made more difficult given that more than half of all employees were in the 
field. Director Kasolas asked staff to put together a plan for improving communication and 
present it to the Board within sixty days. 

Muni General Manager Fred Stephens presented the 4 Quarter Muni Service Standards. He 
announced that on-time performance was holding steady around 70%. For FY05, staff has 
implemented the Nelson/Nygaard Independent Audit and CAC recommendations. Staff has also 
begun a detailed, line-by-line analysis to determine what factors impact on-time performance. 

Chairman Vaughns stated her disappointment in the 4* quarter statistics, particularly since the 3 ,d 
quarter statistics indicated an upward trend. This report is poor. Last quarter, we were assured 
that we would make improvements but we've seen a severe declination in on-time performance. 
She added that while she doesn't all have the answers, she recommended that staff continue to 
examine changes that must be made to improve these performance standards. She referred to the 
report as an embarrassment to her and to the Board of Directors, as well as not being reflective of 
the Board nor the MTA's hard work. 

Director Din requested staff to include the number of employees within each class in the 
Longevity Report. G.M. Stephens will prepare an updated report to make it more 
comprehensive. 

Director Din also requested a report on what we're doing to rectify pass-ups and overcrowding 
on the lines mentioned in the report. 

Director Kasolas requested that the information be summarized in a matrix format so the Board 
can quickly see if the goal was met or not met. He added that on-time performance has been 

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hovering around 70% for four years and staff needs to make changes. 

Director Black commented that while she has heard the comments made by her fellow directors, 
she wondered how you can increase the numbers given recent budget cuts. G.M. Stephens 
agreed, adding that morale has been affected and it's tough for people to think positively given 
the environment. 

Director Mezey asked for clarification about the late pullouts. He would like to see information 
about late pullouts from the terminal added to the report. He wonders if our running times are 
realistic and if that could be part of the problem. G.M. Stephens stated that running times are 
part of the problem. Muni currently has a cooperative effort in place at each division to look at 
one line, as suggested by the operators, to identify impediments to staying on time. Director 
Mezey noticed the new federal grant monies for technology. He suggested that late pullouts 
could be helped if there was GPS equipment on-board each bus. 

Director Din stated that an additional consideration is when operators must stop to pick up a 
person in a wheelchair. While it's important to serve those customers, the operator shouldn't be 
penalized for not being on time. 

G.M. Stephens stated that he is embarrassed by the report and is frustrated and anxious to make 
improvements. In the 1 1 runs evaluated, one large issue is the time it takes to board passengers 
in wheelchairs. Staff is trying to figure out how to take that into account but a new scheduling 
system coming on-line will help. Muni's disproportionate number of elderly passengers also 
needs to be taken into account. 

Director Kasolas asked what other agencies were doing to meet their on-time performance goal. 
It's important to see what other agencies are doing so the Board can determine if Muni's goal is 
achievable. Exec. Director Burns reminded the Director that Nelson/Nygaard did look into that 
but concluded that one agency can't be compared to another. Staff followed up on the suggestion 
that Vancouver may be comparable and discovered that they are on the 70% range. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that Muni employees are smart enough to make improvements. Exec. 
Director Burns recognized that performance has reached a plateau or has declined in some cases. 
Staff will be taking aggressive actions. He added that this goal is not only Mr. Stephens' or his 
goal, but is everyone's goal. He also pointed out that the budget situation does have an impact. 
The trolley fleet is now accessible and needs to have their running times adjusted. Adjusting the 
running times doesn't simply mean adding more time to every run because doing that would be 
considerably more expensive. Staff is looking to performance measures such as those in the 
Geary Corridor plan to help in this effort 

Chairman Vaughns expressed her desire for staff to collaborate with labor, in an inclusive effort, 
to improve the service and performance standards. She further stated that a collaborative effort 
crucial to improving the system. 



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Acting Deputy Director Bond Yee presented the 4 th Quarter DPT Service Standards Report. 

Director Kasolas requested the same matrix summary as he requested from Muni. 

Director Din asked if there were procedures in place to take care of people standing in line. He 
added that he has stood in lines that exceed the 30-minute goal. D.D. Yee noted that staff could 
do a better job of deployment during times when there is increased public demand. 

Exec. Director Burns continued the security report to the next meeting out of respect to the 
people who were waiting for the Geary Corridor item. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, CAC Chairman, presented two recommendations of the CAC. The first 
recommendation is to study the possibility of having a Parking Impact Development Fee to help 
defray the cost of additional cars in the city. These fees would be assessed on new parking 
development. The CAC also recommended that the MTA advocate for the restoration of the pre- 
1998 vehicle license fee rate. In difficult budget years, and given the difficulty of finding new 
revenue sources, the higher vehicle license fee rate would be a good thing. He also called the 
Board's attention to a previous CAC recommendation to adopt all of the Nelson/Nygaard 
recommendations. He also underscored the CAC's recommended adoption of the Inner Geary 
plan, including the removal of bus stops as it ties into on-time performance. Bus Rapid Transit is 
a more efficient way to allocate resources and the Geary project has a lot of benefit for transit 
riders. He congratulated Jose Cisneros and noted that it was a great pleasure to work with him. 

9. Public Comment 

Mark Brown stated that on the new buses, people who are mobility impaired can't board through 
the rear doors because the panic handle doesn't work from the outside. 

John Friedlander commented that he uses buses all over the city and that he has seen the 
problems diminish. The Board needs to be recognized and appreciated for their good work. 

Barry Taranto congratulated Mr. Cisneros, calling his appointment an asset to the city. Traffic in 
the Van Ness/Franklin corridor is atrocious. Light timing on Van Ness is atrocious. There are 
some real PCO heroes at the ballpark but they prevent cabs from making a right turn on 3 rd St. 
Limousines are parked everywhere, and Kevin Lee doesn't do anything about it. He requests a 
dedicated hearing officer to deal with taxi drivers who get ticketed. The Cable Car division 
should ask the police to deal with illegal turns on Powell St. DPT should do better enforcement 
of violations of construction zones. 

Bill Sisk, President, Local 250-A, stated that they were currently in "schedule negotiation" and 
that the item would be coming to the Board. Staff is having trouble with the equipment and his 
members are getting tired of double or triple headways. The Board should take a close look at 
the service cuts as it's going to get worse. He hopes that staff can sit down with TWU to work it 

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out because you can't put a hot dog in a skillet and pull out a steak. 

David Pilpel stated that Alan Siegal was one of first people he met at Muni and he has always 
been helpful and a dedicated public servant. The 4 th Quarter Service Standards Report indicates 
that the figures provided represent the entire year, which is incorrect. The annual performance 
should be the average of all four quarters. With respect to Item 10.5, the subway overhead 
project, he commented that it will impact subway service and he hopes that there will be 
significant public outreach prior to construction. He encouraged the MTA to think proactively 
about public notice prior to construction. He also stated that the extent to which employees are 
not laid off, and savings due to service adjustments aren't achieved, will make the budget 
situation worse. The Board should ask staff to come back early and often to report on the current 
year budget. For the FY06 budget, if we're thinking about cutting service or raising fares, there 
needs to be a policy level discussion in the Fall prior to receipt of the budget details in January. 

David Tornheim, Central City Progressives, commented that it looks like service is not 
improving. He reminded everyone that while the budget increased, service was reduced to save 
6-7 million dollars. If Muni isn't meeting their scheduled time, buses will be packed. He 
questioned the Board's priorities given that China Basin is exempt from the TIDF fee. He has 
heard that operators are not signing up due to recent service cuts. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Diane Rosenfield, Unlitigated Claim #0500100 filed on 7/12/04 for $5606.36 

B. Janet Thompson, Superior Ct. #CGC03421478 filed on 6/17/03 for $6,675 

C. Ronald Baker, Unlitigated Claim #0402601 filed on 3/8/04 for $10,000 

D. Louis Podover, Unlitigated Claim #0402102 filed on 1/27/04 for $12,000 

E. Daniel Juel, Unlitigated Claim #0402101 filed on 1/27/04 for $15,000 

F. Conrada Dimaculangan, Superior Ct. #407422 filed on 5/1/02 for $70,000 



Board Secretary Boomer announced that the Rosenfield and Thompson cases (Items A and B) 
w ere pulled and continued to the next meeting at the request of Chairman Vaughns. 

RESOLUTION 04-125 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "H" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY), 21st Avenue, both sides, 
between Ocean Avenue and Sloat Boulevard (2900 block) and Sloat Boulevard, south 
side, between 20th and 21st Avenues (400 block) 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY), 21st Street, both sides, between 
Dolores and Guerrero Streets (3400 block) 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 10 PM, EVERYDAY) 248 - 254 Ritch Street, west side, between 
Brannan and Bryant Streets (adds even addresses only, no permit parking signs will be 
posted on this block) 

D. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3, Bacon Street, north side, from San 
Bruno Avenue to 135 feet easterly 

E. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONE, Jackson Street, north side, from 100 feet to 125 feet west 
of Webster Street (125-foot bus zone) 

F. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE, Folsom Street, west side, from 14th Street to 80 feet 
southerly (80-foot zone). 

G. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE, Union Street, south side, from Divisadero Street to 75 
feet westerly (75-foot zone) 

H. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME, Bacon Street, north side, from 
125 to 135 feet east of San Bruno Avenue 

RESOLUTION 04-126 

(10.3) Accepting Contract No. MR-1124, Muni Metro Electrical Improvements Project, 
approving Contract Modification No. 3, for a final contract amount of $3,803,828.34, and 
authorizing closeout of the contract and release of final retention in the amount of $88,225.25 to 
Kingston Constructors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan, 
modification and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 04-127 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 4 to Contract No. CS-1 13, 
Professional Design and Support Services for MUNI Bus Procurement, with Cornerstone 
Concilium, Inc./Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, Inc. to extend the term of the contract 
by one year to September 9, 2005, without an increase in the contract amount. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, modification and resolution.) (MUNT) 



RESOLUTION 04-128 

(10.5) Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call for 
Contract No. MR- 12 10, MUNI Metro System Subway Overhead Reconstruction. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, financial plan and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-129 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to execute the contract with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company 
for an elevator maintenance agreement for full service elevator maintenance and repair at Church 
& Castro Street Stations in the Muni Metro System in an amount not to exceed $40,000 for the 
first year or $120,000 for three years with an option to extend for two additional years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan, contract and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-130 

(10.7) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 125, N, L and J Lines Rail Replacement Project, approving 
Modification No. 9 for a reduction to the approved contract amount by $241,523.81, approving 
the final contract amount of $8,163,006.44, and approving the closeout of the contract with 
Mitchell Engineering. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan, contract 
modification and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-131 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request For Proposal to solicit proposals from vendors 
qualified to provide Workers' Compensation Bill Review Services and Medical Treatment 
Utilization Review Services. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, RFP and 
financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-132 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposal and conduct a negotiated 
procurement for Contract No. 350, Procurement of Standard Low Floor Hybrid-Electric Diesel 
Coaches. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 04-133 

Director Din asked if the Hybrid-Electric Diesel RFP included any consideration of receiving 
instructions and technical support manuals in an electronic format. He provided a list of 
questions to the Exec. Director regarding Item 10.4 that he would like to have answered. Exec. 
Director Burns will make sure that the materials are available electronically and will respond to 
the Director's other questions. 

No public comment. 



On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.1 A and B removed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Approving traffic modifications on Geary and O'Farrell between Van Ness and Market 
Streets for the Inner Geary Transit Improvement Project: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - O'Farrell St., north side, 
from Van Ness Ave. to Polk St. 

B. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM AND 4 PM TO 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Polk St. to Larlcin St. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 820 O'Farrell St. at Larlcin 
St., northwest corner, from Larkin St. to 94 feet easterly. 

D. BUS ZONE EXTENSION - 800 BLOCK OF O'FARRELL ST., ESTABLISH - TOW 
AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 895 O'Farrell St. at Polk St., southeast corner, 
from 81 feet to 99 feet east of Polk St. 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Larkin St. to Hyde St. 

F. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING 9 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Larkin St. to Hyde St. 

G. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY - O'Farrell St., south side, from Larlcin St. to Hyde St. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 709 O'Farrell St. at Hyde 

St., southwest corner, from Hyde St. to 90 feet easterly. 
I. REVOKE - BUS ZONE - 799 O'Farrell St. at Larlcin St., southeast corner, from Larlcin 

St. to 100 feet easterly. 
J. REDUCTION - BUS ZONE - 683 O'Farrell St. at Hyde St., southeast corner, reducing 

bus zone length to 101 feet. 
K. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Hyde St. to Leavenworth St. 
L. ESTABLISH- GENERAL METERED PARKING 9 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Hyde St. to Leavenworth St. 
M. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - O'Farrell St., south side, from Hyde St. to Leavenworth St. 
N. REVOKE - TRANSIT (CURB) LANE - BUSES, TAXIS AND RIGHT TURNS ONLY, 

7 AM TO 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE- 
BUSES, TAXIS AND RIGHT TURNS ONLY AT ALL TIMES - O'Farrell St., south 

side, between Hyde St. and Leavenworth St. 
O. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 608 O'Farrell St. at 

Leavenworth St., northwest corner side, from Leavenworth St. to Harlem Alley. 
P. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 501 O'Farrell St. at lones 

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St., southwest comer, from Jones St. to 96 feet westerly. 
Q. ESTABLISH- TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY O'Farrell St., north side, from Leavenworth St. to Jones St. 
R. ESTABLISH- GENERAL METERED PARKING 9 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Leavenworth St. to Jones St. 
S. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - O'Farrell St., south side, from Leavenworth St. to Jones St. 
T. REVOKE - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, BUSES, TAXIS AND RIGHT TURNS 

ONLY, 7 AM TO 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, ESTABLISH - RIGHT 

LANE- BUSES, TAXIS AND RIGHT TURNS ONLY, AT ALL TIMES - O'Farrell St., 

south side, between Leavenworth and Jones St. 
U. REVOKE - BUS ZONE - 599 O'Farrell St. at Leavenworth St., southeast corner, from 

Leavenworth St. to 85 feet easterly. 
V. REVOKE - NO STOPPING ANYTIME, ESTABLISH - METERED YELLOW ZONE, 

9 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - "340" O'Farrell St., north side, 

from 245 feet to 289 feet east of Taylor St. 
W. REVOKE - NO STOPPING ANYTIME, ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED 

PARKING, 9 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - "360" O'Farrell St., north 

side, from 85 feet to 245 feet east of Taylor St. 
X. REVOKE - BUS ZONE (80-FOOT ZONE) - 485 O'Farrell St. at Jones St., southeast 

corner, from Jones St. to 80 feet easterly. 
Y. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - "45 1" O'Farrell St., south 

side, from 107 feet to 251 feet east of Jones St. 
Z. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Jones St. to Taylor St. 
AA.REVOKE - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME, ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY 

NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM AND 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY - O'Farrell St., north side, from Taylor St. to Mason St. 
BB. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING 7 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - Geary St., north and south sides, from Larkin St. to Polk St. 
CC. REVOKE - BUS ZONE - 1064 Geary St. at Van Ness Ave., northeast corner, from Van 

Ness Ave. to 88 feet easterly. 
DD. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 1064 Geary St. at Van Ness 

Ave., northeast corner, from Van Ness Ave. to 88 feet easterly. 
EE. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 1020 -1054 Geary St., north 

side, from 96 feet to 236 feet west of Polk St. 
FF. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 990 Geary St. at Polk St., 

northeast corner, from Polk St. to 100 feet easterly. 
GG. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 999 Geary St. at Polk St., 

southeast corner, from Polk St. to 92 feet easterly. 
HH. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING 7 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - Geary St., north and south sides, from Hyde St. to Larkin St. 
H. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING 7 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - Geary St., north and south sides, from Leavenworth St. to 

Hyde St. 

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JJ. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 894 Geary St. at Larkin St., 

northeast corner, from Larkin St. to 57 feet easterly, 
k k. REVOKE - BUS ZONE - 798 Geary St. at Hyde St., northeast corner, from Hyde St. to 

75 feet easterly. 
LL. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 700 Geary St. at 

Leavenworth St., northwest corner, from Leavenworth St. to 134 feet westerly. 
MM. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 795 Geary St. at Hyde St., 

southeast corner, from Hyde St. to 80 feet easterly. 
NN. REVOKE - BUS ZONE (75-FOOT ZONE) - 608 Geary St, at Jones St, northwest 

corner, from Jones St. to 75 feet westerly, and 684 Geary St. at Mason St, northeast 

corner, from Leavenworth St. to 75 feet easterly. 
00. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 684 Geary St. at 

Leavenworth St, northeast corner, from Leavenworth St. to 90 feet easterly. 
PP. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING, 7 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - Geary St, north and south sides, between Jones St. and 

Leavenworth St. 
QQ. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 520 Geary St. at Taylor St, 

north side, from 75 feet to 100 feet west of Taylor St. 
RR. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 585 Geary St. at Jones St, 

southeast corner, from Jones St. to 84 feet easterly. 
SS. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 391 Geary St. at Mason St, 

southeast corner, from Mason St. to 82 feet easterly. 
TT. REVOKE - BUS ZONE (85-FOOT ZONE) - 430 Geary St, at Mason St, northwest 

coiner, from Mason St. to 85 feet westerly. 
UU. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 10 Geary St, north side, 

from 90 feet to 130 feet west of Kearny St. 
W. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 100 Geary St. at Grant 

Avenue northeast corner, from Grant Avenue to 72 feet easterly. 
WW. TRANSIT LANE - 300 BLOCK OF GEARY ST, REVOKE - TOW AWAY LANE 

(NORTH SIDE) - BUSES, TAXIS AND RIGHT TURNS ONLY, 4 PM TO 6 PM, 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE - BUSES, TAXIS 

AND RIGHT TURNS ONLY. 
XX. BUS ZONE EXTENSION - 300 BLOCK OF GEARY ST, ESTABLISH - TOW 

AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME -310 Geary St, north side, from 95 feet to 135 feet 

west of Powell St. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

Board Secretary Boomer noted that the resolution would be amended to add language to EE to 
clarify that the change was recommended in order to build a bus bulb. 

Jose Cisneros and Bond Yee presented the items. The 38-Geary has been a transit priority for 
Muni for many years, most recently in Muni's Vision Plan and in the Prop K reauthorization 
plan. These changes are an important first step in the Geary Bus Rapid Transit initiative. Bus 
Rapid Transit is an implementation method that is a proven way of providing better and more 
reliable service. This package represents the best possible compromise between businesses and 
residents, public transit, cyclists and pedestrians. 

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Chairman Vaughns stated that given the number of people who were waiting to testify, she would 
limit public comment to two minutes per person. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Linda Chapman stated that the Lower Polk Neighbors voted to oppose the removal of the bus 
stops. There is a large population of seniors and people with disabilities that will have fewer 
transit options. She fails to see how this can be consistent with ADA principles. This action tells 
people with walkers or canes to walk another block. She was once struck with a debilitating 
disease so as the bus stops get longer, every step taken is in agony. The Board should think about 
people struggling with pain and weakness. 

Barry Taranto thinks that we shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. It's important for DPT, 
Muni and taxicabs to get through the area quickly. Some of the turn lanes are too long and 
remove valuable parking spaces. He is also concerned about putting parking meters in residential 
areas. This plan is worth trying to implement. He proposed that the first section of the bus zone 
at the Mitchell Brothers Theater be used as a taxi stand after 10:00 p.m. Muni inspectors should 
stop hassling taxi drivers who are trying to get their passengers home from a very busy location. 

Ed Evans, Community Resources Action Project, stated that all of his members are 
enthusiastically behind retaining the bus stops in the Tenderloin. The theatres don't want to lose 
the stop at Mason Street. Stops bring people into the neighborhood to shop and go to the theater. 
He is in favor of retaining the stop location at Jones and O'Farrell. Families need to be 
considered as well as seniors and people with disabilities. 

John Nulty provided the census figures for District 6 showing that most residents don't have cars. 
There are no garages in the neighborhood. You're taking away the ability of residents to survive 
and wounding businesses by not allowing customers to come in. They are supporting the bus 
stops. Muni didn't do any outreach on the bus stops. He questioned the ability of the Board to 
make a decision without rider input. 

Michael Nulty lives in a complex that has many seniors and people with disabilities. The 
Alliance for a Better District 6 is opposed to this plan and they have 386 people who have signed 
an on-line petition. There are signs up in businesses that support keeping the bus stops. They 
understand it will hurt their business and will mean a loss of income. Residents rely on local 
transit to get to local clinics, doctors, hospitals and businesses. There are two transfer points that 
will be lost. He pointed out that if you go further toward Union Square, the stops are a block 
apart. 

Norm Rolfe urged adoption of the plan. The turn pockets are especially good because it will 
reduce delays to buses. These changes will help address system reliability. The MTA CAC has 
endorsed this plan as well as MAAC. "Stop spacing" is a big thing that is causing a problem 
with a lot of people. The grades on Geary and O'Farrell are not that great. 

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Terry McCugh commented that Teamsters Local #278 met with Mayor Brown two years ago to 
try to get the downtown streets unclogged. He is speaking in support of this issue because it will 
provide more and longer yellow zones and will help move traffic. 

Mark Gleason noted that Teamsters Local #665 is in support of the plan. Additional yellow 
zones are important. There are no large warehouses in the city any longer so larger trucks have 
to carry product across the Bay Bridge. These larger yellow zones will accommodate those larger 
trucks and will unclog the streets. We need trucks off the streets to keep the traffic flowing. 

Glenda Lavigne is opposed to removing the Taylor, Jones, Leavenworth and Hyde bus stops. 
She rides this line everyday and sees seniors, disabled people and people with children taking the 
bus to Safeway. If you eliminate the stops, they'll have to walk further. Staff needs to rethink 
this one and consider the people. She reminded the Board that this is a public transportation 
system and we're providing a service to people. 

Hiroshi Kokame expressed Rescue Muni's support for the first phase of this Bus Rapid Transit 
project. The proposal is reasonable. It doesn't make sense to have signal pre-emption if buses 
are stopping at every block. Bus bulbs and low-floor buses will make it easier for seniors to 
board. 

Sean Williams doesn't have a car and rides the bus. Removing these stops is unjust and unfair to 
those of us who use those stops. Asking us to walk extra blocks is outrageous in a neighborhood 
that is known for crime. We need these stops to stay where they are. 

Richard Marquez lives in the upper Tenderloin and is a long time rider. The census tracks in the 
Tenderloin will be the nail in the cross for residents who live in one of the most expensive cities 
in the world. Last week's paper talked about a large Norfolk pine that was being removed. This 
proposal is outrageous. This decision will contribute to transit racism and transit classism. The 
38-Geary is a lifeline. Don't cut the stops. 

Diego Sanchez is opposed to the elimination of the stops. He doesn't see how Muni has 
incorporated the public's comments at all. These stops are important to people who are mobility 
impaired. He has an infant and knows that carrying groceries and an infant is difficult. He 
questioned whether this would improve transit for people in the Tenderloin. 

Chris Pederson is in support of the Inner Geary Improvements. Some lines, especially the 38- 
Geary, can be painfully slow. If the city is serious about improving transit and reliability, they 
have to take difficult steps. Many projects cost tens of millions of dollars and takes years to 
build but this is a welcome project because it can achieve relatively quick results in a short period 
of time with little expense of funds. Generally, people won't have to walk more than an extra 
block. Supporting the plan means you're getting serious about Transit First. 

Howard Strassner, Sierra Club, urged the Board to adopt the plan. Muni has done a careful job 
with this recommendation. Nobody has to walk more than an extra block. They made a stop 
more convenient for seniors. This is a low cost way to improve transit. 

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David Vasquez urged the Board to support the plan. He called it a great impact for a small 
amount of money. There are lots of elderly people living in Japantown and in the Richmond who 
have to walk long blocks. This plan tries to standardize service. 

Brian Co stated that the Tenderloin is not flat but is uphill. It would be great if the police equally 
enforced this neighborhood. We have crack cocaine smokers and prostitution in the 
neighborhood. In the Richmond district, residents can walk to Clement or California because it's 
flat. At Glide Memorial there is a health clinic that serves thousands of people. The elimination 
of their stop will mean that the clinic will be passed by. 

Jan Rasmussen, Neighborhood Safety Partnership, stated that there are multiple issues in the 
Tenderloin. An extra block walk means that residents are more vulnerable to crime. The 
Tenderloin is densely populated and is not a typical community. 

David Tornheim, Central City Progressives, stated that his organization didn't take a position but 
many of his members are opposed to the plan. While people in his neighborhood will benefit, 
residents in the Tenderloin are poor and won't receive any benefit. People in the Richmond will 
benefit but they have cars. People in the Tenderloin need the stops. It's great that you're trying 
to improve service, but eliminating stops isn't a good idea. If you want to improve service, add 
more express buses. 

Lee Burton was asked to speak by his residential association in opposition to the plan, but after 
he heard the presentation, he thinks that the item should be approved. 

Delphine Brody thinks that the pedestrian and bicycle stuff is fine but is in favor of keeping all 
the bus stops. This is an extremely high-density neighborhood that has a large number of seniors, 
and people with disabilities. An extra block can be an impossible task. This action tells poor 
people that they don't count. 

Ron Miguel, Planning Association for the Richmond, stated that these changes are important to 
us. His association was impressed with the small cost and quick timeline. Adding bike lanes and 
improving the yellow zones are appreciated. He questioned the elimination of the Mason and 
Geary stop because of its proximity to theatres. This plan is not going to work unless 
enforcement is done in a more decisive manner. 

Tom Radulovich, Transportation for a Livable City, stated that Mary Brown asked him to convey 
the SF Bicycle Coalition's support. He appreciates that staff found a way to be flexible to 
accommodate bikes and believes the balance is correct. He was on the Prop K committee that 
spent much time on the Geary Bus Rapid Transit Plan. In this corridor, service will be more 
reliable and less crowded. No matter where people live, they deserve fast, safe, and reliable 
service. The benefits outweigh small inconveniences. 

Jim Matysiak was opposed to the project in the first place, as the initial proposal was to eliminate 
his yellow zone. He asked if the implementation of a red zone would mean that his yellow zone 

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would be reinstated. 

Susan Bryan is a member of the Alliance for a Better District 6. She stated that Muni is what 
makes this city livable. She arrives at events before they begin and is seated comfortably while 
her friends are still trying to find a place to park. She has had physical problems and knows how 
hard it can be to walk an extra block. There is a lot of good to this plan, but it appeases people 
who live in the Richmond district. She pointed out that transferring to the 27 line will mean 
crossing two streets, which is not easy, convenient or safe. People in Little Saigon are 
dependent on transit. 

Joan Downey is speaking as a Board Member of Rescue Muni. Rescue Muni strongly supports 
the plan including the bulb outs and elimination of bus stops. She urged the Board to approve 
the project as presented. The improvement in service reliability is well worth this small 
inconvenience. The bus stop consolidation that occurred on the 5-Fulton sped up service. This 
is a crucial first step to Bus Rapid Transit, which was overwhelmingly approved by voters with 
Prop K. 

Otto Duffy noted that the Tenderloin has two to three times the population density as there is in 
the Richmond district. Residents don't have cars, because they have no income or garages for 
them. We are Muni's core clients. This North of Market area is a fully developed transit village. 

Richard Airman reinforced that the issue is a north/south issue as much as it is an issue along the 
Geary corridor. There are few north/south connection points. Muni's project manager has said 
to community groups that if these bus stop removals are implemented, it will save one minute of 
transit time. He noted that in this political and tough budget year, the tone set by Mayor Newsom 
and the Board of Supervisors was not to remove services from seniors and people with 
disabilities. This goes against their leadership tone. He presented a paper written by the Public 
Policy Institute. 

Patrick Carney stated that the Tenderloin is the densest neighborhood in the city. It's not just an 
area that people pass through and is without a lot of parking. Meters are not appropriate and 
yellow zones aren't welcome in a residential neighborhood. Walking a block in a high-crime 
neighborhood is a problem. Muni should work with the SFPD to clean up drug dealing at the bus 
stop at O'Farrell and Jones. 

Casey Hildreth, Transportation for a Livable City, stated that stop spacing has nothing to do with 
density. If that were the case, New York City would have a stop at every block. This is a higher 
crime area, and so while we support this plan, we also support additional streetscape 
improvements such as better lighting and safer bus shelters. This area has been underserved but 
in terms of transit, everyone deserves better transit service. This plan gives it to them. 

Jeremy Nelson, Transportation for a Livable City, commented that they strongly support this 
package of proposed improvements. He asked the Board to adopt it without modification. 
Everyone wants to improve transit access to all parts of the city. Nobody wants to reduce access 
for mobility-impaired folks. If you don't adopt the plan it will keep things the same, which 

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won't improve that neighborhood. 73 percent of the timesavings comes from bus stop 
consolidation. This is a necessary first step. He urged adoption. 

Tina Panziera, Hamilton Homeowners Association, stated that her constituents feel that the plan 
is good, as it will decrease noise in the corridor. Their only issue is the addition of parking 
meters in a residential neighborhood. If possible, they would like to have fewer meters to help 
residents. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment and expressed the appreciation of the Board to the 
public for their comments. 

Chairman Vaughns asked Mr. Cisneros to review Muni's public outreach efforts with the Board. 
Mr. Cisneros stated that there were three Muni-sponsored community meetings, two mailings to 
over 8,000 residents, signs were posted on buses and at stops and over 20 community groups 
were involved. Staff analyzed the load pattern on each stop to determine those stops with the 
fewest number of people who used the stop. He also clarified that the yellow zone in front of 
Mr. Matysiak's business would be retained. Chairman Vaughns appreciated the comprehensive 
presentation and also appreciated that Muni collaborated with other city departments and labor 
organizations as well as with the public. Exec. Director Burns noted that this endeavor is in no 
way over, as staff will evaluate the impact of these changes to see if there's detriment to service. 
They will make adjustments at that point. 

In response to a question posed by Director Din, Peter Straus, Manager of Service Planning, 
stated that reliability of service west of Van Ness was not a problem but east of Van Ness to the 
Transbay Terminal is problematic. Director Din asked about the percent of 38-Limited to 38- 
Local buses and if residents would benefit if Muni added more limited service during non-peak 
hours. Mr. Straus stated that the percent is approximately 50-50 during peak periods and adding 
more limited service during non-peak hours would benefit the residents. He added that the 
budget deficit restrains that from occurring but other improvements, such as the signal pre-empt 
project can improve service without increasing the cost. 

Director Black commented that when the bus stop at 5 and Lake was removed, her neighbors 
said it was horrible. She currently walks two blocks, with a cane to catch a bus. She doesn't feel 
that this is a drastic change and thinks that we have to give it a chance. If it doesn't work out, 
Muni can do something else. 

Director Kasolas asked if staff was going to measure the impact of the loss of traffic lanes on 
Geary on other neighborhood streets, pedestrians, bicyclists and traffic. Deputy Director Yee 
affirmed that the impact would be part of the evaluation. He added that part of this plan includes 
other mitigation measures to help compensate for "throughput" capacity. It is a good possibility 
that some traffic will divert to other streets but those streets are alternating one-way streets and 
have the capacity to handle increased traffic. If they find that traffic flow doesn't justify the 
length of the turn pockets, the turn pockets can be scaled back. 



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( 'hairman Vaughns requested a status report on the implementation of the project six months 
after the traffic changes are completed. 

I Hrector Mezey commented that this project wouldn't be effective without enforcement. Deputy 
Director Yee stated that DPT is fully committed to enforcing the proposed regulation changes 
and will work with the police department to fully enforce the transit lanes. 

Director Din offered an amendment to reinstate the eliminated bus stops if the timesavings aren't 
realized. The motion failed for lack of a second. 

RESOLUTION 04-134 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

NAYES-Din 

ABSENT - McCray 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Authorizing the execution of Contract No. MR-1 195, Paratransit Debit Card System, with 
GPS Data Solutions to provide an integrated Paratransit Debit Card System for an amount not to 
exceed $3,299,200 and for a term not to exceed six years. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, financial plan and contract.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto thinks this is a very important contract and it should be approved. Staff needs to 
audit this contract closely and monitor the taxicab company involved. It's also important to use 
the fleet of ramped taxis. 

RESOLUTION 04-135 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

13. Rejecting the bid received for Contract No. MR-1 194, Muni Metro System and Cable Car 
System Rail Grinding Program from Stacy & Witbeck and authorizing sole source negotiations 
with Loram Maintenance of Way, for an amount not to exceed $660,000 and for a duration not to 
exceed 1,123 days. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and financial plan.) 

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No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-136 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
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-. NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 

4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSTNESS 
1. Call to Order 



2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-September 7, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Ferguson Enterprises v. Tank Protect Engineering, Superior Ct. #402407 filed on 8/15/02 for $0 

B. Lara Edge, Superior Ct. #CGC03426019 filed on 1 1/3/03 for $5,000 

C. Maria Lourdes Cayanan, Superior Ct. #410129 filed on7/10/02 for $7,500 

&r- Yan Ya Li, Unlitigated #0402652 filed-on-^LL/Q4^br-$ 4 1 , 22 1 .4 



E. Johanna Salazar, Superior Ct. #425976 filed on 10/31/03 for $12,500 

F. Paul Chasan, Superior Ct. #416909 filed on 1/23/03 for $19,000 

G. Antoinette Caravelli, Superior Ct. #420347 filed on 5/9/03 for $24,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Sussex St., north side, from 
60 ft to 107 ft west of the street light pole at the corner of Castro, Bemis, and Sussex Sts. 

B. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET - 16th Ave., northbound, between Santiago and 
Rivera Sts. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 4 TO 7 PM - Fell St., 
from Divisadero St. to 125 feet easterly. 

D. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, MONDAY-FRIDAY, 4 PM -6 PM - Fell St., south side, from 
Laguna St. to Baker St. 

E. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Fell St., south side, from Scott St. to Baker St. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept a gift for radar speed display signs donated by 
California State Automobile Association, with a value estimated at $22,301, pending approval by 
the Board of Supervisors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $3,976,400 in Section 115 capital 
assistance from the FTA for Muni's Radio System Replacement and Third Street Phase 1 
construction projects. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Finding that the proposed San Francisco Bicycle Plan: Policy Framework is consistent with 
San Francisco's Transit First Policy and urging the Planning Department to conduct all necessary 
environmental review. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and plan.) 



MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Authorizing the Director to enter into Contract CCO #03-874, As-needed Professional 
Transportation System Safety Consulting Services, with Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Inc., in an 

^am^unteoWe-exeeed^o^OQQ^olte^ 
include a staff report, resolution, agreement and financial plan.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 2 to Contract CS-137, Brokerage 
Services for the Owner-Controlled Insurance Program for the Third Street Light Rail Transit 
Project, with Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services, for an amount not to exceed 
$400,919 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,177,551, with no extension of the term 
of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and 
financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) loseph Williams, Superior Ct. #CGC03425680 filed on 10/23/04 for $275,000 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 




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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 7, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (McCray- absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer announced that Item 13 had been continued to the next meeting at 
the request of Chairman Vaughns. She also announced that the October 5 meeting of the 
Board was cancelled. The next meeting will be October 19. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Board Secretary Boomer reported that staff had provided a revised Longevity Report and 
DPT Employee Survey to the Board as requested. 

7. Director's Report 
-Ongoing Activities 



Executive Director Burns announced that on Monday, September 13 th , the Powell-Mason cable 
car line was shut down between Washington & Powell and Bay & Taylor due to the 
reconstruction of the turntable at Bay & Taylor. Full cable car service will resume on the Powell- 
Mason line on October 30 th . During construction, buses will be substituted for the cable cars. 
Service on the Powell-Hyde and California Street cable car lines will not be affected. 

Chairman Vaughns requested information regarding how Muni provides notice to the public 
when lines are shut down. Mr. Burns stated that signage is posted in advance at all stops. Buses 
are provided in lieu of cable cars. 

On Friday, September 24, the MTA will hold its Third Annual Retiree Luncheon. It will be held 
at the Stern Grove Clubhouse from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. All Board members are invited. 

On Friday, September 10, 2004, Muni and DPT employees participated in the American Heart 
Association Annual Walk, raising money and awareness of this serious health problem. 
Mr. James Waterfield, Cable Car operator, coordinated participation this year and has led the 
fundraising effort for many years. His commitment to increasing awareness about this health 
problem is most appreciated. 

The MTC Award Ceremony will be held on September 22. This ceremony recognizes people or 
organizations who have made extraordinary contributions in public transportation. Annette 
Williams, Manager of Muni's Accessible Services Program and former Chairman, H. Welton 
Flynn, are being recognized. 

At the next Board meeting, staff will give a detailed presentation on the New Central Subway 
project, including preliminary engineering and legislative initiatives. Muni had been using a 5- 
year-old cost estimate that was based on general assumptions. Muni now has its first real cost 
estimate of the project. The old estimate was $764 million. The new cost is $994 million. The 
increase is due to inflation; an increase in steel and concrete costs; more detailed engineering 
work; real estate acquisitions; and ventilation shafts. Staff has worked hard to insure that the 
local funding share put into Phase I will be able to be used as a dollar match for Phase II federal 
money. 

DPT staff will be presenting the Bicycle Plan policy document, which demonstrates the MTA's 
commitment to continue to work on bicycle initiatives. In addition to the bike plan, there are 
several traffic modifications on the consent calendar that support expansion of the bike network 
throughout the city. 

Director Din asked about issues that arose from Chinatown garages, in particular from the 
Portsmouth Square garage during the bike race. He heard that the traffic diversions funneled 
traffic to Kearny Street that resulted in a huge backup. He would like a report on the issue. 

Robert Hertan, Director of Security gave an overview of the MTA Security Program including 
emergency preparedness and security programs. In 2002, the FTA conducted a threat assessment 



of the MTA, which identified critical areas that needed to be addressed: including equipment, 
materials and supplies. The FTA stated that the MTA is the leading agency in the nation in terms 
of basic and advanced security awareness training with over 80% of all employees having 
received training. 

Chairman Vaughns thanked Mr. Hertan for the report. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was made. 

9. Public Comment 

John Friedlander stated that the signal lights are adequate in San Francisco except at the Gough 
and Geary and Spruce and California intersections. If people could get a bit more time to cross at 
those intersections, it would be doing a lot for pedestrian safety. 

Barry Taranto appreciates hearing the security presentation and hearing the Chairman's concern 
about operators. He also appreciate that PCO's are keeping the cabstands clear. There is a problem 
at the Marriott Hotel with cabstands where cabs are forced to double-park and are being ticketed. 
PCO's should ticket vehicles blocking the cabstand. The cabstand at 24 th and Church has 
disappeared. The Hilton Hotel cabstand is constantly used to provide alternative parking, which is a 
problem for cabs. He reminded the Board that double parking on Castro Chestnut, Polk, Union and 
Haight Streets make it difficult to move cars through. Those areas need to be enforced. 

David Pilpel would like to have an update on the TWU 250-A protest. He hopes his comments 
about the service standards report and budget didn't get lost in the Geary Improvements 
discussion. The Board should look at the budget for next year soon and regularly and should 
initiate the process now for longer-term issues. There is nothing wrong with putting solutions or 
suggestions on the table now. If the Agency has to take any drastic action, it should start the 
process earlier. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. She reminded all present that as was stated during 
the August meeting, the budget process will begin in October. Exec. Director Burns stated that 
the service reductions approved as part of the budget were to take effect on September 1. TWU 
has objected, claiming health and welfare issues. Staff will continue to work with the union in an 
attempt to resolve their issues. His preference is to reach an agreement through cooperative 
discussion and negotiation rather than through the formal appeal process. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Ferguson Enterprises v. Tank Protect Engineering, Superior Ct. #402407 filed on 8/15/02 for $0 

B. Lara Edge, Superior Ct. #CGC03426019 filed on 1 1/3/03 for $5,000 

C. Maria Lourdes Cayanan, Superior Ct. #410129 filed on7/10/02 for $7,500 

D. Yan Ya Li, Unlitigated #0402652 filed on 3/1 1/04 for $1 1,221 .40 

E. Johanna Salazar, Superior Ct. #425976 filed on 10/31/03 for $12,500 

F. Paul Chasan, Superior Ct. #416909 filed on 1/23/03 for $19,000 

G. Antoinette Caravelli, Superior Ct. #420347 filed on 5/9/03 for $24,000 

RESOLUTION 04-137 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Sussex St., north side, from 
60 ft to 107 ft west of the street light pole at the corner of Castro, Bemis, and Sussex Sts. 

B. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET - 16th Ave., northbound, between Santiago and 
Rivera Sts. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 4 TO 7 PM - Fell St., 
from Divisadero St. to 125 feet easterly. 

D. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, MONDAY-FRIDAY, 4 PM -6 PM - Fell St., south side, from 
Laguna St. to Baker St. 

E. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Fell St., south side, from Scott St. to Baker St. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

Items 10.2 A, was severed at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Lily Gee Hickman is opposed to Item 10.2 A, the Sussex Street red zone. She hosted a 
neighborhood meeting on this item but the neighbors reached no consensus. She doesn't agree 
with the current proposal and doesn't want to see the issue characterized as safety vs. 
convenience. The major safety concern is speeding vehicles. Her block requested 15 mph signs 
be posted years ago to discourage speeding but the signs haven't solved the problem. Recently a 



Muni bus was rerouted to Sussex and it got through without any delays. If a bus can get through, 
then other motorists can to. If implementation of the current proposal is approved, please 
mitigate the problem it will cause on street-cleaning days. 

Jess Taclas requested rejection of the proposal. He lives at the only property on the block without 
a garage. The 35-Eureka bus didn't have a problem getting through. Please continue the item to 
either shorten the red zone or look at other options to removing 3-4 parking spaces. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. 

Jack Fleck, Deputy Chief Engineer stated that this area is a hilly part of Glen Park near Castro 
Street. The problem is that the narrow width of the turn is a significant issue for firemen because 
fire trucks are restricted from accessing an emergency. A 30-foot Muni bus was temporarily 
rerouted there but a regular sized bus or a fire truck couldn't get through in an emergency. 

Mike Kearny, Chief of Battalion 6, Glen Park, stated that they don't want to take away parking 
but need to be able to access problems in that area. A rig is difficult to maneuver and if cars are 
parked in that area, there is no way to get to an emergency. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

Items 10.2 D and E were severed at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto is concerned about Item D and E. He stated that the police raised concerns that 
this was major thoroughfare for cars. Staff needs to do a six-month review of this, including 
before and after traffic counts. When Octavia Blvd. and the new Central Freeway off ramp open, 
even more cars will be dumped onto Fell St. 

Leah Shahum, SF Bicycle Coalition, stated that Fell Street was first proposed as a bike lane in 
1998. It has been a pilot project and they have received incredible feedback from cyclists. This is 
already a bike route. They commend DPT for their work and support the action. 

Greg McPheeters echoed what Ms. Shahum said. This street is a high traffic route and the bike 
lanes are important. 

Andy Thornley thinks that this is crucial part of the bike network. He urges adoption of the item. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. 



Jack Fleck confirmed that this has undergone a six-month trial period already at the request of 
ISCOTT. Staff did traffic counts when the freeway was still up. This bike lane hasn't diverted 
traffic and the project has been successful. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

RESOLUTION 04-138 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept a gift for radar speed display signs donated by 
California State Automobile Association, with a value estimated at $22,301, pending approval by 
the Board of Supervisors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-139 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $3,976,400 in Section 115 capital 
assistance from the FTA for Muni's Radio System Replacement and Third Street Phase 1 
construction projects. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-140 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.2 A, D and E severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Finding that the proposed San Francisco Bicycle Plan: Policy Framework is consistent with 
San Francisco's Transit First Policy and urging the Planning Department to conduct all necessary 
enviromnental review. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and plan.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Leah Shahum, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, stated that they fully support the policy 
document. Much work has been put into this plan over the last few years. This plan is required 



in order to compete for grant funds and it ties in other department work plans. This document 
sets measurable goals, sets priorities and outlines doable strategies to meet goals. This has been 
the most well publicized planning process in bike history with over 2500 suggestions received. 
This is the easy part. Please stay up to date on the network document because the next half will 
be harder as it lays out where the actual bike lanes will be. 

Greg McPheeters serves on the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. They are strongly in support of 
the plan. Many of our members use bikes as their primary mode of transportation. It's exciting to 
see bike improvements in the city. We would like to see them continue. 

Andy Thornley, SF Bicycle Advisory Committee, stated that their committee had also conducted 
extensive hearings on the plan. This has been thoroughly vetted with extensive involvement 
from the public, other city agencies and advocacy groups. The level of cooperation is gratifying. 
The Network portion of the plan, which speaks to pavement and paint, will follow the policy 
document and will be tough. Please support this part of the plan. 

Linda Jofuku, Japantown Task Force, stated that the bike plan was presented to them. They want 
to make sure that all outreach or public relations efforts that affects their neighborhood or any 
other neighborhood is neighborhood based and community, culturally and linguistically relevant. 
They want to be on record as saying that Japantown is against a bike lane on Post St. 

Laura Thompson of Bay Trail has been involved on Technical Advisory Committee and is very 
much in support of the plan. They are thankful to have had the opportunity to work with DPT 
and urge support of the plan. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that it is her understanding that it is the intent of DPT to involve San 
Francisco's communities at the appropriate time. The plan before the Board does not refer to 
specific neighborhood projects but rather to confirm that we are in compliance with the Transit 
First Policy and outlines goals, strategies and policies for the Bicycle Network. 

Exec. Director Burns added that the Bicycle Document is actually two separate documents. The 
policy guidelines, that the Board is being asked to adopt at this meeting, lays out the design 
guidelines. The second document is the Network Document that lays out specific project. The 
Network Document is not before the Board for adoption at this meeting. 

Oliver Gajda, Asst Manager, Bicycle Program, DPT and Jack Fleck, Asst. Traffic Engineer 
presented the Bicycle Plan Policy Document. 

Mr. Fleck stated that for each project in the Network Document, there is a full process, including 
outreach to the appropriate communities. Staff determines the traffic and transit impacts and safety 
issues, schedules public hearings, posts notices about the project and holds informal neighborhood 
meetings. They provide neighborhood specific materials and will provide translation services as 



requested. 

Director Kasolas requested that staff report back to the Board in December regarding the status 
of the 5 -year plans. 

RESOLUTION 04-141 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Authorizing the Director to enter into Contract CCO #03-874, As-needed Professional 
Transportation System Safety Consulting Services, with Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Inc., in an 
amount not to exceed $667,000 dollars, for a term of up to two years. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, agreement and financial plan.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel believes that Mr. Kirchanski received a disproportionate reduction in staff layoffs 
during the budget. Spending money on consultants and not retaining existing staff and training 
them is wrong. The Board should look at retaining and expanding the system safety group so 
they can respond to these audits. This looks like recurring work, performed by TRA in the past. 
Staff should look to Prop. F hiring to use former employees. 

Mr. Burns commented that this is a task-order contract. Currently there are no defined task 
orders. This item was initiated a year ago at which time the Board limited the contract to two 
years and $667,000. This contract will help Muni through the CPUC audit and will provide 
training to staff. Staff currently isn't knowledgeable enough to do the work but by providing 
training, they will be able to do the work in the future. 

RESOLUTION 04-142 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 2 to Contract CS-137, Brokerage 
Services for the Owner-Controlled Insurance Program for the Third Street Light Rail Transit 

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Project, with Merri wether & Williams Insurance Services, for an amount not to exceed 
$400,919 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,177,551, with no extension of the term 
of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and 
financial plan.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that the budget provided in the packet is the overall Third St. budget and doesn't 
speak to this contract. The budget for this contract should be reviewed when this item comes back 

The item was continued to the next meeting. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 6:41 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

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CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Joseph Williams, Superior Ct. #CGC03425680 filed on 10/23/04 for $275,000 

RESOLUTION 04-143 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

NAYES - Din 

ABSENT - McCray 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:47 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced the Board met in closed session to discuss Williams vs. CCSF 
with the city attorney. The Board voted to settle the case (Din-opposed and McCray- absent). 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:48 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et 
seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please 
contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, 
CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 

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REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Bums 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-September 21, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Third Street Project Phase II, New Central Subway 
-Preliminary FY06 Budget Discussion 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Pauline Sapp, Superior Ct. #323165 filed on 7/24/01 for $1,000 

B. Progressive Insurance, Superior Ct. #400160 filed on 1/8/03 for $2,218 

C. Joshua Jennings, Superior Ct. #402812 and 403602 filed on 12/21/04 for $2,250 

D. Farmers Insurance, Superior Ct. #424183 filed on 8/8/03 for $3,856 

E. Lavinia Gallego, Superior Ct. #413045 filed on 10/1/02 for $3,750 

F. Diane Rosenfield, Unlitigated Claim #05001 00 filed on 7/12/04 for $5,606.36 

G. Wawanesa Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #0402430 filed on 2/24/04 for $6,510.63 
H. Janet Thompson, Superior Ct. #CGC03421478 filed on 6/17/03 for $6,675 

I. Cristina Mendoza, Superior Ct. #403879 filed on 1/25/02 for $7,500 

J. Jane Brignall, Superior Ct. #03427664 filed on 12/26/03 for $10,000 

K. Rosendo Vargas Martinez, Unlitigated Claim #0401961 filed on 1/14/04 for $15,000 

L. Constance Kilbore, Superior Ct. #422650 filed on 7/21/03 for $17,500 

M. Bronya Livshits, Superior Ct. #412847 filed on 9/23/02 for $25,000 

N. Brad Swanson, Superior Ct. #CGC03425680 filed on 9/27/02 for $65,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM - 7 PM, EVERYDAY , ESTABLISH 
- TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3 PM - 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 
McAllister Street, north side, from Gough Street to 60 feet easterly. 

B. RESCIND - 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY, ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY, 20 th Street, both sides, between Capp and Valencia Streets 

C. REVOKE - TOW AWAY LANE (NORTH SIDE) - BUSES, TAXIS AND RIGHT 
TURNS ONLY, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, ESTABLISH - 
RIGHT LANE - BUSES, TAXIS AND RIGHT TURNS ONLY , AT ALL TIMES 
300 block of Geary Street (transit lane) 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 820 O'Farrell Street at 
Larltin Street, northwest corner, from Larkin Street to 94 feet westerly to create a 94-foot 
Left Turn Pocket during non-peak hours. 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 709 O'Farrell Street at Hyde 
Street, southwest corner, from Hyde Street to 90 feet westerly to create a 90-foot right- 
turn pocket. 

F. REVOKE - BUS ZONE (75-FOOT ZONE) - 608 Geary Street, at Jones Street, northwest 
corner, from Jones Street to 75 feet westerly, and 684 Geary Street at Leavenworth Street, 
northeast corner, from Leavenworth Street to 75 feet easterly. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 



(10.3) Authorizing the Director to implement parking rates for the 2004 holiday carpool 
validation program at the Ellis-O'Farrell Garage, the Union Square Garage, the Sutter-Stockton 
Garage and the Fifth and Mission Garage to be effective from November 26, 2004 through 
January 2, 2005 between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM; and authorizing the Director of Transportation 
to implement parking rates for the holiday shopping carpool validation program for the next three 
holiday seasons. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $497,050 in TEA 21, Section 3015 capital 
assistance for Muni's Alternative Fuel Technology Consortium project. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to retroactively execute Amendment #8 to the Red Light Photo 
Enforcement Contract with PRWT Services, Inc. to extend the contract term by nine months to 
July 15, 2005, at no additional cost. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
amendment.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposals, and negotiate a contract for 
engineering and project management consulting services in support of Muni's Alternative Fuel 
Bus Procurement Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to execute the Third Amendment to the Agreement with 
Concentra Medical Center to extend the Agreement through June 30, 2006, and increase the 
contract to an amount not to exceed $107,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and amendment.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 2 to Contract CS-137, Brokerage 
Services for the Owner-Controlled Insurance Program for the Third Street Light Rail Transit 
Project, with Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services, for an amount not to exceed $400,919 
for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,177,551, with no extension of the term of the contract. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and financial plan.) 

(This item was continued from the September 21 meeting.) 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 14 to Contract No. MR-1 144, 
Third Street Light Rail Project: Dormer Avenue to Hester Avenue, with Shimmick 
Construction/Homer J. Olsen, to construct a retaining wall above the newly constructed Highway 
101 offramp, for an amount not to exceed $704,724 and a total contract amount not to exceed 
$40,993,910, with a time extension of 83 calendar days. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 



1 3. Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 4 to Contract No. MR-1145, Third Street 
I ight Rail Project: Hester Avenue to Sunnydale Avenue, with Shimmick Construction/ Homer J. 
Olson, to extend the time to complete the contract work by 91 calendar days, to November 22, 
2004, at a cost of $95,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $14,586,156. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Nichole Beard, Superior Ct. #416598 filed on 1/22/03 for $17,500 

(4.2) Nancy Gordon, Superior Ct. #402184 filed on 12/7/01 for $22,000 

(4.3) Lucky Leighton, Superior Ct. #414709 filed on 11/14/02 for $855,000 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 






15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

2* MINUTES 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 

4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT 2 8 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - absent with notification 

Chairman Vaughns asked Board Secretary Boomer if Director Kasolas had notified the 
Secretary of his absence. She replied that he had not provided notification. 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 21, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Kasolas, McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer announced that Item 1 1 regarding the Amendment No. 2 to Contract 
CS-137, Brokerage Services for the Owner-Controlled Insurance Program for the Third Street 
Light Rail Transit Project, with Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services was removed from 
the agenda at the request of staff. In addition, 10.1 (L) settlement of the Constance Kilbore case 
was removed from the agenda and continued to the next meeting. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 



7. Executive Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Third Street Project Phase II, New Central Subway 
-Preliminary FY06 Budget Discussion 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Burns was pleased to present the Special Recognition to Keisha Fairley who 
joined DPT as a dispatcher in December 1999. She has been a solid contributor to the DPT 
Dispatch Center where she has performed many diversified and complex tasks in an exemplary 
manner. She has effectively operated the dispatch and tow desk system. Her warm, helpful 
personality has enhanced the DPT image. She is self-motivated and takes the initiative to learn 
new techniques. In almost 5 years, Ms. Fairley has not missed a single day of work due to 
illness. DPT has received numerous phone calls from citizens commending her professionalism, 
patience and helpfulness. Commander Harper recognized Ms. Fairley for her exceptional work 
effort. Chairman Vaughns thanked Ms. Fairley and congratulated her on behalf of the Board. 

As part of the Octavia Boulevard Project construction, a 150-foot segment of the track on Market 
Street between Duboce Avenue and Valencia Street will be replaced. During construction, the F- 
line will operate between Fisherman's Wharf and 1 1 th Street. The contractor will work on one 
track at a time beginning in November and is expected to take seven days. This work will 
upgrade the tracks to accommodate increased stress from cross traffic once the new Central 
Freeway ramps have been opened. 

Since Monday, Sept. 13 , the Powell-Mason cable car line has been shut down between 
Washington & Powell and the end of the line at Bay & Taylor due to the reconstruction of the 
turntable at Bay & Taylor. During construction, buses have been substituted for the cable cars. 
The work is on schedule and is expected to be complete by Friday, October 29 , with full cable 
car service on the Powell-Mason line resuming on Saturday, October 30 . 

A Superior Court Traffic Commissioner ruled that the automated technology employed to deter 
red light running is "reliable and accepted within the scientific community". The court also 
supported the stance that San Francisco has operated its program in accordance with the 
California Vehicle Code. In addition to improvements at the camera locations, this program has 
had a beneficial "spillover" effect throughout the city. The number of collisions with injuries 
decreased by 10% and the total number of injuries decreased 15% in the five years after the. - . . 
program compared to the five years before the program. To date, the program has issued more 
than 75,000 citations. 



Director Mezey asked for a report on the number of citations that have been upheld in court, as 
he would like to know if the courts are holding up their end. He would also like to know the 
statistics on accident reduction. Deputy Director Yee stated that staff would provide the 



requested information. He added that there has been a 40% reduction in accidents at 
intersections controlled by red-light cameras. City-side, the percent of red light running related 
accidents has dropped by 10%. 

On "Walk to School Day", DPT teamed up with the Unified School districts to increase traffic 
safety awareness. The DPT Livable Streets Program distributed literature to principals that 
promotes the benefits of walking to school safely. They have developed year-round activities to 
promote the need for safe walking routes to school. 

The MTA's FY05 goals had been provided to every employee. They are similar to last year's 
goals and tie into the FY06 budget. 

John Thomas, Project Manager, New Central Subway and Gary Griggs, Project Manager, 
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, presented an update of the new Central Subway, including alignment, 
schedule, community outreach, station and portal location and design, cost estimates and 
legislative issues. 

Alicia Fletcher, Muni Budget Director and Julia Dawson, DPT Budget Director, presented a 
preliminary review of the FY06 budget. Some of the current fiscal year concerns may carry over 
to next year. For example, the anticipated service adjustments for the current FY are yet to be 
implemented, hi addition, this year's budget contained approximately $21 million in one-time 
revenues that will not be available next year. This year's budget principles will be to preserve 
service levels, continue the focus on safety and security, support the Third Street project and 
emphasize internal efficiency. The main focus will be on providing service. Expenditures for 
next year are expected to exceed revenue due to cost of living adjustments and retirement and 
benefit increases. The DPT budget anticipates the same labor expenditures as Muni and is 
looking fairly stable. In anticipation of a deficit in Muni's FY'06 budget, staff will be looking to 
implement new revenue sources or for additional efficiencies. 

Chairman Vaughns expressed her appreciation for beginning the dialogue early on the FY06 
budget. She expressed anticipation that marketing strategies associated with the budget were 
being developed, both quantitative and qualitative. 

Director Mezey asked about alternative revenue sources, and in particular, the leasing of air 
rights over parking lots and other property. Exec. Director Burns noted that the Mission/Steuart 
Hotel was under construction and staff was currently working on the Kirkland site. Director 
Mezey asked for a report. on the properties currently under.consideration. Director Mezey. also . 
asked staff to prepare a list of MTA fees, fares and fines for review by the Board. E.D. Burns 
noted that there had been much discussion about increasing the parking tax at the Board of 
Supervisors. Muni staff is looking at rental fees for historic vehicle charters and for film 
companies wishing to use Muni property. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 



David Pilpel stated that his belief iss that the New Central Subway is a bad project, and will 
generate very few new riders. He looks forward to it never being constructed. He appreciated 
that the budget has been brought to the Board early. The Board should review all leases for 
administrative offices to make better use of the MTA's existing facilities. He urged the Board to 
look at management staffing, as there are some cases where particular functions are either over or 
under managed. Last year the layoffs fell disproportionately on lower level personnel. The MTA 
should start a dialogue now if staff is going to propose service adjustments. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, presented three new recommendations: 1) adoption of the 
Fourth Street alignment for the New Central Subway; 2) giving high priority to keeping the Muni 
map up to date, as it is useful, understandable and readable and 3) Muni seek funding to post bus 
schedules at all owl or low ridership stops, as it would be useful to attract riders to low-usage 
lines. (Chairman Vaughns thanked Mr. Murphy for the CAC's thoughtful recommendations.) 

9. Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that his understanding is that the August sign-up has still not happened. 
There needs to be a January general sign-up for operators per the MOU. Yesterday, a CAC 
committee discussed the Wayside Fare Collection Report. There are some major policy 
recommendations and implications for Muni's fare policy. He fears that these policy decisions 
will get buried in the budget process. He strongly encouraged additional public outreach. 

Richard Rothman was frustrated with his dealings with DPT's Traffic Engineering Department. 
He has been impacted by the Octavia St. construction and has tried multiple times to reach the 
department to offer suggestions to relive the congestion. They haven't returned any of his 
messages. He thinks it is unacceptable that staff doesn't return phone calls or try to work with 
the public. He wishes there was a plan to integrate the two departments to carry out the mandate 
of Prop E. 

William Sisk stated that the new contract is being violated and they had no place to go to speak 
with anyone about it. TWU has to deal with managers that aren't adhering to the MOU and who 
are viciously violating it. He would like to sit down with a director to straighten it out. 

Barry Taranto thinks that more PCO's are needed to improve the way that parking spaces are 
turned over and.how traffic moves, through the city, particularly during off hours,, evenings and 
weekends. The DPT phone system needs to be revamped because malfunctions happen during 
off hours and need to be dealt with promptly. The current phone number isn't easy to remember. 
PCOs need to be better deployed to make them more effective. Mr. Taranto thanked Debbie 
Borthne for handling the 49 'er games. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. She requested that Exec. Director Burns get back to 
her regarding the alleged MOU violations. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Pauline Sapp, Superior Ct. #323165 filed on 7/24/01 for $1,000 

B. Progressive Insurance, Superior Ct. #400160 filed on 1/8/03 for $2,218 

C. Joshua Jennings, Superior Ct. #402812 and 403602 filed on 12/21/04 for $2,250 

D. Farmers Insurance, Superior Ct. #424183 filed on 8/8/03 for $3,856 

E. Lavinia Gallego, Superior Ct. #413045 filed on 10/1/02 for $3,750 

F. Diane Rosenfield, Unlitigated Claim #0500100 filed on 7/12/04 for $5,606.36 

G. Wawanesa Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #0402430 filed on 2/24/04 for $6,510.63 
H. Janet Thompson, Superior Ct. #CGC03421478 filed on 6/17/03 for $6,675 

I. Cristina Mendoza, Superior Ct. #403879 filed on 1/25/02 for $7,500 

J. Jane Brignall, Superior Ct. #03427664 filed on 12/26/03 for $10,000 

K. Rosendo Vargas Martinez, Unlitigated Claim #0401961 filed on 1/14/04 for $15,000 

L. Constance Kilbore, Superior Ct. #422650 filed on 7/21/03 for $17,500 

M. Bronya Livshits, Superior Ct. #412847 filed on 9/23/02 for $25,000 

N. Brad Swanson, Superior Ct. #CGC03425680 filed on 9/27/02 for $65,000 

Board Secretary Boomer clarified that the Joshua Jennings case had been filed on December 21, 
2001 and the Farmers Insurance case had been filed on September 8, 2003. In addition, as 
previously stated, item 10.1 (L) was continued to the meeting of November 2, 2004. 

RESOLUTION 04-144 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM - 7 PM, EVERYDAY , ESTABLISH 
- TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3 PM - 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 
McAllister Street, north side, from Gough Street to 60 feet easterly. 



B. RESCIND - 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY, ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY, 20 th Street, both sides, between Capp and Valencia Streets 

C. REVOKE - TOW AWAY LANE (NORTH SIDE) - BUSES, TAXIS AND RIGHT 
TURNS ONLY, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, ESTABLISH - 
RIGHT LANE - BUSES, TAXIS AND RIGHT TURNS ONLY , AT ALL TIMES 
300 block of Geary Street (transit lane) 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 820 O'Farrell Street at 
Larkin Street, northwest corner, from Larkin Street to 94 feet westerly to create a 94-foot 
Left Turn Pocket during non-peak hours. 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 709 O'Farrell Street at Hyde 
Street, southwest corner, from Hyde Street to 90 feet westerly to create a 90-foot right- 
turn pocket. 

F. REVOKE - BUS ZONE (75-FOOT ZONE) - 608 Geary Street, at Jones Street, northwest 
corner, from Jones Street to 75 feet westerly, and 684 Geary Street at Leavenworth Street, 
northeast corner, from Leavenworth Street to 75 feet easterly. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-145 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to implement parking rates for the 2004 holiday carpool 
validation program at the Ellis-O'Farrell Garage, the Union Square Garage, the Sutter-Stockton 
Garage and the Fifth and Mission Garage to be effective from November 26, 2004 through 
January 2, 2005 between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM; and authorizing the Director of Transportation 
to implement parking rates for the holiday shopping carpool validation program for the next three 
holiday seasons. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-146 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $497,050 in TEA 21, Section 3015 capital 
assistance for Muni's Alternative Fuel Technology Consortium project. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

Director Mezey requested that the item be severed stating his surprise to learn that we were 
considering using pure-electric buses and wondered if they would be able to operate in San 
Francisco's environment. 



Exec. Director Burns referred to Muni's Zero-Emission Plan that calls on Muni to use electric 
vehicles. Muni has tested electric buses and is currently addressing several issues, including 
vehicle range and the amount of space that the batteries occupy on-board. Staff may also look to 
the hybrid technology for the 30-foot buses. 

RESOLUTION 04-147 



On motion to approve Item 10.4: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Mezey and Vaughns 
NAYES - Kasolas and McCray 

(1 0.5) Authorizing the Director to retroactively execute Amendment #8 to the Red Light Photo 
Enforcement Contract with PRWT Services, Inc. to extend the contract term by nine months to 
July 15, 2005, at no additional cost. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
amendment.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-148 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposals, and negotiate a contract for 
engineering and project management consulting services in support of Muni's Alternative Fuel 
Bus Procurement Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-149 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to execute the Third Amendment to the Agreement with 
Concentra Medical Center to extend the Agreement through June 30, 2006, and increase the 
contract to an amount not to exceed $107,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and amendment.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-150 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas and McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 2 to Contract CS-137, Brokerage 
Services for the Owner-Controlled Insurance Program for the Third Street Light Rail Transit 
Project, with Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services, for an amount not to exceed $400,919 
for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,177,551, with no extension of the term of the contract. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and financial plan.) 

This item was continued to the November 2 meeting. 

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PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel expressed concern with the financial plans for calendar items 11,12 and 13. The 
financial plan doesn't clearly support this increase in funds and the format doesn't lend itself to 
knowing how much is allocated for each specific contract. He was not questioning the substance 
of the items, just the financial plan. 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 14 to Contract No. MR-1 144, 
Third Street Light Rail Project: Dormer Avenue to Hester Avenue, with Shimmick 
Construction/Homer J. Olsen, to construct a retaining wall above the newly constructed Highway 
101 offramp, for an amount not to exceed $704,724 and a total contract amount not to exceed 
$40,993,910, with a time extension of 83 calendar days. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-151 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas and McCray 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 4 to Contract No. MR-1 145, Third 
Street Light Rail Project: Hester Avenue to Sunnydale Avenue, with Shimmick Construction/ 
Homer J. Olsen, to extend the time to complete the contract work by 91 calendar days, to 
November 22, 2004, at a cost of $95,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $14,586,156. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial 
plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-152 

On motiojLto approye:. . . . . . . _ . . . . . 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas and McCray 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 



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CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

( 'luirman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 5:52 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Operations 
Mike Hursh, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance 
Ellen Shapiro, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Kasolas, McCray- 
absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation.:. . . . . .' 

(4.1) Nichole Beard, Superior Ct. #416598 filed on 1/22/03 for $17,500 

RESOLUTION 04-153 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Kasolas and McCray 

(4.2) Nancy Gordon, Superior Ct. #402184 filed on 12/7/01 for $22,000 
RESOLUTION 04-154 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Kasolas and McCray 

(4.3) Lucky Leighton, Superior Ct. #414709 filed on 1 1/14/02 for $855,000 
RESOLUTION 04-155 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas and McCray 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 

Also Present: Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Dennis Tsai, Senior Project Manager, Construction 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:55 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced the Board met in closed session to discuss the Beard, Gordon and 

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LeightOD cases with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the cases. The 
Hoard also met with the City Attorney to discuss anticipated litigation. There was no action 
taken. 

1 5. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Kasolas, McCray- 
absent). 



ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:57 p.m. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

; NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 

4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

WilDin 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT 2 8 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
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accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

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attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us^dsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-October 19, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOlvfMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There 
will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate 
item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Patrick Soi and Steven Choi, Superior Ct. #CGC03414979 filed on 11/22/02 for $2,500 

B. Geico Insurance/David Lawrence, Unlitigated Claim #0500674, filed on 8/24/04 for $5,355.58 

C. Constance Kilgore, Superior Ct. #422650 filed on 7/21/03 for $17,500 

D. Jose Armando Ramirez, Superior Ct. #01401901 filed on 11/30/01 for $17,500 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Mansell Street, median noses, east and west 
sides, at Girard, Brussels, Goettingen, Somerset, Hamilton and Bowdoin Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Van Dyke Ave, 
north side, between Keith and Jennings Streets and Divisadero Street, both sides, from 240 
feet north of 14th Street to 240 feet south of Duboce Avenue. 

C. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Page Street, north side, between 

the driveways of 940 and 932 - 936 Page Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Bryant St., both sides, between 15th and 16th Sts. 

E. RELOCATION - MUNI BUS ZONES -Silver Avenue, south side, from 21 feet east of 
Bayshore Boulevard to the intersection of Silver Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard (shifts 
existing 78-foot bus zone 21 feet westerly). 

F. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Geary Boulevard, south side, from 85 feet west to 1 10 feet 
west of Divisadero Street (100-foot zone after 10-foot crosswalk extension). 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Florida Street, west side of the 
easterly divided roadway, from 210 feet south of 15th Street, northerly to a point 18 feet south 
of the roadway terminus. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - 15th Street, north side, from 

Florida to Bryant Streets. 
I. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE), ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 

PARKING FROM 10 PM TO 6 AM, - Florida Street terminus, north of 15th Street. 
J. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 

- Lincoln Way, south side, from 20th Ave. to a point approximately 100 feet easterly. 
K. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME, ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY 

LANE MUST TURN RIGHT, EXCEPT MUNI - Lincoln Way, south side, from 19th Avenue 

to a point 100 feet westerly. 
L. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Rousseau St., east side, from San Jose 

Ave. to 55 feet southerly and Rousseau St., west side, from San Jose Ave. to Bosworth St. 
M. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING- Carl Street, north side, from 13 

feet to 27 feet east of Willard Street (accommodating 4 motorcycles). 
N. ESTABLISH- RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "1" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 

AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Capp Street, both sides, between 17th 

and 18th Streets (200 block) (excludes the thru-lot of 2155 Mission Street). 
O. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 

AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Church Street, both sides, between 25th and 



Jersey Streets (1200 block) and Duncan Street, both sides, between Sanchez Street and Noe 
Street (400 block). 
P. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "G" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Baker Street, both sides, between Geary 
Boulevard and Post Street (1300 block). (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the City of San Francisco Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation to expend funds, 
not to exceed $300,000, from its capital improvement fund for the central cashier station project. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 2 to Contract CS-137, Brokerage Services for 
the Owner-Controlled Insurance Program for the Third Street Light Rail Transit Project, with 
Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services, for an amount not to exceed $400,919 for a total contract 
amount not to exceed $1,177,551, with no extension of the term of the contract. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and financial plan.) 

(This item was continued from the October 19 meeting.) 

12. Executing Amendment No. 4 to the Paratransit Broker Agreement with ATC to extend the 
Agreement for three years, through March 31, 2008, and to increase the total amount of the contract by 
$65,379,606, for a total contract amount not to exceed $158,021,539. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution, amendment and financial plan.) 

13. Recommending the Board of Supervisors accept a settlement with Caltrans, in the amount of 
$800,000 plus interest not to exceed $7,000, for a portion of its property at Assessors Lot 024, Block 
5474 (at Keith Street and Le Conte Avenue) and adjacent portions of Keith Street and Le Conte 
Avenue that the City condemned to construct the Keith Street Substation for the Third Street light rail 
line, as well as Caltrans small remainder parcels to the north and south for a total sale of 19, 217 
square feet. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a 
closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 



4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action on 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Edgar Gallardo, Superior Ct. #03421064 filed on 6/4/03 for $150,000 

(4.2) Renaissance Parents of Success as Fiscal Agent for Muwekma Ohlone Sanctuary v. CCSF; Prover 
Management, Superior Ct. Case #CGC-02-415559 filed on December 10, 2002; with the 

City to receive $675,000, of which $316,000 will be paid to ProVen for remediation of PUC sewe 
main; upon completion, City to assume responsibility for future breaks; City retains right to seek 
attorneys fees from ProVen's insurer. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 (b) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
MTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS 

Property: One South Van Ness, southeast corner of Market and Van Ness, block 3506, lot 1 

and 1570 Burke Avenue, approximately 150' east of Third Street, block 3904, lot 2. 
Persons Negotiating: Michael T. Burns and Gigi Harrington 
Under Negotiation: Price Terms of paymen t Both X 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

1 5 . Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code 
section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 
Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 1 2 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
©(415)554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

C 'hairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - absent at Roll Call 

Peter Mezey 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black - absent with notification 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the October 19, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Black, McCray-absent). 

Director Kasolas requested a correction to the minutes of the October 19 meeting. He was 
listed as being absent without notification. He stated that he had notified the Chairman and 
others of his absence more than a month in advance. In addition, he wondered if the verbiage 
in the minutes regarding notification was necessary. Chairman Vaughns stated that his 
comments were noted. 

5. Communications 

The Board Secretary stated that the item in closed session regarding 1750 Burke Ave. listed an 
incorrect lot and block number and provided the correct numbers. Item 10. ID, the Ramirez 
settlement was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

The Board Secretary announced that, pursuant to a request made by the Board, staff had provided 
a memo in the Board packet that reviewed on-time performance of other transit properties. 

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7. Executive Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Burns was pleased to present the Special Recognition Award to Frank Ware, a 29- 
year Muni veteran who is the 2004 World Bell Ringing Champion. Mr. Ware first won the title 
in 1999. Mr. War has spent the last nine years at the Cable Car Division where he is an 
ambassador for San Francisco on a daily basis. Frank Ware demonstrated his bell ringing. 
Chairman Vaughns extended commendation and expressed her appreciation to Mr. Ware on 
behalf of the Board. 

Director McCray arrived. 

As previously reported, Travelers Insurance assumed responsibility for the Segment J, Platform 
Finishes contract from Amelco. Travelers Insurance received 3 bids from prospective 
completion contractors and awarded the contract to Shimmick Construction, who has already 
begun work. Travelers Insurance is responsible for all provisions within Amelco 's original 
Segment J contract, including the contract completion date. 

All of the operational plans for Halloween were undertaken by City agencies, including the San 
Francisco Police Department, MUNI, the Department of Parking and Traffic, the San Francisco 
Fire Department, the Department of Public Works and the Department of Public Health. 
Street closures were implemented from Sunday at 6:00 pm until Monday morning at 3:00 am. 
Parking Control officers helped divert traffic. Muni had to re-route four lines. Reports indicate 
that things went well throughout the evening. 

An ordinance, authored by Supervisor Bevan Dufty, was approved by the full Board of 
Supervisors on Tuesday, October 26 requiring DPT to replace all parking and traffic signs with 
graffiti with signs treated with graffiti resistant material. DPT estimates that approximately 10% 
(18,000) of all existing signs have been vandalized with some form of graffiti and have 
developed a four-year plan to replace and raise these signs. The cost is estimated at $340,000 a 
year each year for four years. Funds are included in the Prop. K sales tax initiative. 

The MTA asked the Transportation Authority for a capital allocation to fund the work related to 
lane reduction and pedestrian improvements for the Inner Geary Traffic Modification Plan. The 
TA's Board requested that the MTA meet with the community to resolve the issue of the 
elimination of bus stops and to see if there could be a resolution. The TA will consider the 
matter on November 23. This delay has had no impact on the project because the Department of 
Public Work's paving contract has been postponed to early 2005. 



On Thursday, October 28, plans were announced to further the consolidation of the departments 
of Parking and Traffic and the Municipal Railway under the Municipal Transportation Agency. 
Prop. E, authored by then-Supervisor Newsom, envisioned one department. This proposed 
reorganization supports that vision. This plan is, at this point, conceptual and general in nature. 
The final organization plan will consider employee, union and other stakeholder input, including 
the MTA Board of Directors and the Citizen's Advisory Council. Over the next 2 months, staff 
will be working to define the details of the plan. As part of this reorganization, Stuart Sunshine 
was introduced as the Deputy Executive Director of the MTA. Mr. Sunshine has served under 
three mayors and has served as Executive Director of the Department of Parking and Traffic. 

Chairman Vaughns welcomed Mr. Sunshine to the MTA and stated that he would have the 
support of the Board in his efforts to meet the MTA mission, goals and objectives. 

Chairman Vaughns requested an update on the MTA's response to TWU's allegations of October 
1 9, 2004. Exec. Director Burns stated that last week he had responded to their letter and had met 
with TWU last Friday. They continue to work through some outstanding issues with TWU. 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, DPT, presented the SF Go Project, a program that provides an 
opportunity to replace obsolete traffic signal connections and replace them with communication- 
capable equipment. The project will allow DPT to monitor traffic changes and provide a real 
time response to changing road conditions. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was presented. 

9. Public Comment 

John Friedlander stated that he has found that drivers throughout the city were decent and 
efficient. He commended drivers for their efficiency, civility and courtesy. 

David Pilpel stated that he had spoken with Fred Stephens regarding wires being down in the 
subway on the evening of October 3. He announced that he had had productive discussions with 
Alicia Fletcher regarding the budget and found them to be very helpful. He anticipated that one 
or both tax measures on the ballot would not pass. He expects to hear plans at the next MTA 
meeting that would bring the MTA's budget back in line. He suggested that Muni "reseed" the 
carpets at their stations prior to the start of the rainy season. He will review the reorganization 
plan and will provide feedback. He called the hiring of Mr. Sunshine a "positive step". 

Richard Allman, Save the Bus Stops Coalition, stated that he looked forward to meeting with 
Exec. Director Bums to see if there was common ground that could be reached regarding the 
Inner Geary Transportation Plan. He noted that the Transportation Authority Plans & Programs 
Committee members had asked strong questions about alternatives to that plan and hoped that 
alternatives would be discussed. He suggested that staff get going on this meeting within the 
next seven days. 

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Bill Sisk, President, TWU-Local 250A, stated that he had initiated the meeting that Exec. 
Director Burns referred to in his remarks. He added that they still have problems. He thanked 
Mr. Friedlander for his comments about courteous operators. He commented that hiring Mr. 
Sunshine was a positive step. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Patrick Soi and Steven Choi, Superior Ct. #CGC03414979 filed on 1 1/22/02 for $2,500 

B. Geico Insurance/David Lawrence, Unlitigated Claim #0500674, filed on 8/24/04 for $5,355.58 

C. Constance Kilgore, Superior Ct. #422650 filed on 7/21/03 for $17,500 

D. Jose Armando Ramirez, Superior Ct. #01401901 filed on 1 1/30/01 for $17,500 

Item D was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 
RESOLUTION 04-156 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Mansell Street, median noses, east and west 
sides, at Girard, Brussels, Goettingen, Somerset, Hamilton and Bowdoin Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Van Dyke Ave, 
north side, between Keith and Jennings Streets and Divisadero Street, both sides, from 
240 feet north of 14th Street to 240 feet south of Duboce Avenue. 

C. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Page Street, north side, 

between the driveways of 940 and 932 - 936 Page Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Bryant St., both sides, between 15th 
and 16th Sts. 

E. RELOCATION - MUNI BUS ZONES -Silver Avenue, south side, from 21 feet east of 

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Bayshore Boulevard to the intersection of Silver Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard (shifts 
existing 78-foot bus zone 21 feet westerly). 

F. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Geary Boulevard, south side, from 85 feet west to 1 10 
feet west of Divisadero Street (100-foot zone after 10-foot crosswalk extension). 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Florida Street, west side of 
the easterly divided roadway, from 210 feet south of 15th Street, northerly to a point 18 
feet south of the roadway terminus. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - 15th Street, north side, from 

Florida to Bryant Streets. 
I. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE), ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, 

NO PARKING FROM 10 PM TO 6 AM, - Florida Street terminus, north of 15th Street. 
J. RESCIND - TOW- A WAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY - Lincoln Way, south side, from 20th Ave. to a point approximately 100 feet 

easterly. 
K. ESTABLISH - TOW- A WAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME, ESTABLISH - TOW- 
AWAY LANE MUST TURN RIGHT, EXCEPT MUNI - Lincoln Way, south side, from 

19th Avenue to a point 100 feet westerly. 
L. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Rousseau St., east side, from San 

Jose Ave. to 55 feet southerly and Rousseau St., west side, from San Jose Ave. to Bosworth St. 
M. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Carl Street, north side, 

from 13 feet to 27 feet east of Willard Street (accommodating 4 motorcycles). 
N. ESTABLISH- RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Capp Street, both sides, between 

17th and 18th Streets (200 block) (excludes the thru-lot of 2155 Mission Street). 
O. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Church Street, both sides, between 

25th and Jersey Streets (1200 block) and Duncan Street, both sides, between Sanchez 

Street and Noe Street (400 block). 
P. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "G" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Baker Street, both sides, between 

Geary Boulevard and Post Street (1300 block). (Explanatory documents include a staff 

report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-157 

(10.3) Authorizing the City of San Francisco Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation to expend 
funds, not to exceed $300,000, from its capital improvement fund for the central cashier station 
project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-158 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.1(D) removed): 



ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Black 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 2 to Contract CS-137, Brokerage Services 
for the Owner-Controlled Insurance Program for the Third Street Light Rail Transit Project, with 
Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services, for an amount not to exceed $400,919 for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $1,177,551, with no extension of the term of the contract. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-159 

On motion to approve: 

. ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black 

12. Executing Amendment No. 4 to the Paratransit Broker Agreement with ATC to extend the 
Agreement for three years, through March 31, 2008, and to increase the total amount of the 
contract by $65,379,606, for a total contract amount not to exceed $158,021,539. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and financial plan.) 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the MTA wanted to extend ATC's contract because it is in the 
midst of implementing the debit card program. A new contractor at this time would invite a host of 
uncertainty. ATC has been very responsive, has a high satisfaction rates, and operates with a small 
profit margin. Most of the money goes to the service providers to provide paratransit services. 

Annette Williams, Manager, Accessible Services Program reviewed Muni's Paratransit program. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel spoke in support of the extension. He suggested that prior to the expiration of the 
contract that serious consideration should be given to bringing the paratransit broker services in- 
house. 

Barry Taranto stated his appreciation for the information presented by Ms. Williams. He thinks 
that people should take taxis and not vans. He commented that the debit card may discourage 
drivers from picking up disabled people because they might not get as good a tip. He noted that 

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PCO's need to be sensitive to the fact that taxi drivers provide a valuable service. ATC has done 
a great job in reducing theft and fraud. 

RESOLUTION 04-160 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black 

13. Recommending the Board of Supervisors accept a settlement with Caltrans, in the amount of 
$800,000 plus interest not to exceed $7,000, for a portion of its property at Assessors Lot 024, 
Block 5474 (at Keith Street and Le Conte Avenue) and adjacent portions of Keith Street and Le 
Conte Avenue that the City condemned to construct the Keith Street Substation for the Third 
Street light rail line, as well as Caltrans small remainder parcels to the north and south for a total 
sale of 19, 217 square feet. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 04-161 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Black 

PUBLIC COMMENT on Closed Session Item: 

David Pilpel stated that it made sense that covered storage be provided for vehicles or spare parts 
at Pier 80. He was especially worried that historic vehicles would suffer deterioration if they 
were not covered. He supported moving out of 1 145 Market Street but wondered about the 
savings accrued due to charging rental fees to various projects for construction division space. 
He added that it would be good to have a space use plan for 1 South Van Ness that the public 
could see. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 5:52 p.m. 



2. Roll Call 

Present: Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Black-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Edgar Gallardo, Superior Ct. #03421064 filed on 6/4/03 for $150,000 

Also present: Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 

Mike Hursh, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance 
Jim Kelly, Senior Operations Manager 
Lee Simpson, Deputy City Attorney 

RESOLUTION 04-162 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black 

(4.2) Renaissance Parents of Success as Fiscal Agent for Muwekma Ohlone Sanctuary v. CCSF; 
Proven Management, Superior Ct. Case #CGC-02-415559 filed on December 10, 2002; with 

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the City to receive $675,000, of which $316,000 will be paid to ProVen for remediation of 
PUC sewer main; upon completion, City to assume responsibility for future breaks; City retains 
right to seek attorneys fees from ProVen's insurer. 

Also present: Lee Simpson, Deputy City Attorney 

RESOLUTION 04-163 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 (b) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
MTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS 

Property: One South Van Ness, southeast corner of Market and Van Ness, block 3506, 
lot 1 and 1570 Burke Avenue, approximately 150' east of Third Street, block 
5203, lot 66. 

Persons Negotiating: Michael T. Burns and Gigi Harrington 

Under Negotiation: Price Terms of payment Both X 

Also present: Alicia Fletcher, Budget Manager 

Kerstin Magary, Senior Project Manager 

Charles Dunn, Real Property Officer, Department of Real Estate. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:44 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Gallardo 
and Renaissance cases with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the 
two cases. The Board also met with their real estate negotiator and took no action on that 
matter. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Black-absent). 
ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:46 p.m. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency 
Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code 
section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 
Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

2 NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 

REGULAR MEETING 
Immediately Following the Closed Session 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

WilDin 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 1 2 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 









Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 




SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING A TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us^dsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 -REGULAR MEETING 

REGULAR MEETING 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 (b) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
MTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS 

Properties: 1570 Burke Avenue, approximately 150' east of Third Street, Block 5203 Lot 66. 
One South Van Ness, southeast corner of Market and Van Ness, block 3506, lot 1 
1145 Market St., between 7 th and 8 th Streets, block 3702, lot 44 

Persons Negotiating: Michael T. Burns and Gigi Harrington 

Under Negotiation: Price Terms of payment Both X 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION 



RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-November 2, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

(5.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(5.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Muni Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-DPT Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-FY05 and FY06 budget 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Cristina Mendoza, Superior Ct. #403879 filed on 1/25/02 for $500 

B. Carlos Florentino, Unlitigated Claim #0501 166 filed on 10/6/04 for $5,545.43 

C. Kenny Wu, Unlitigated Claim #0500413 filed on 8/5/04 for $6,359.88 

D. George Gocke, Superior Ct. #CGC01402536 filed on 12/18/01 for $10,000 

E. Patricia Akers, Unlitigated Claim #0403040 filed on 4/9/04 for $24,000 (DPT) 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET - Vandewater Street, westbound, between Mason 
and Powell Streets. 

B. RESCIND - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "A"(2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING 
METER AREA NO. 4 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY) - Bay Street, south side, between Taylor and Mason Streets. 

C. RESCIND - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "A" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING 
METERS - Mason Street, west side, from Bay Street to 65 feet southerly. 

D. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "H"(2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Ocean Avenue, north side, between 
21st and 22nd Avenues (2900 block) and Ocean Avenue, both sides, between 20th and 
21st Avenues (2800 block) 

E. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Powell Street, east side, from Beach Street 120 feet 
northerly (previously rescinded on a temporary basis; makes this permanent). 

F. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Powell Street, east side, from Beach Street 200 feet 
southerly (makes the current condition permanently). 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Gennessee Street, west side, 
from Monterey Boulevard to 19 feet southerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to designate the following classifications as service critical: 7366 
Transit Power Line Worker; 9175 Manager I; 9176 Manager II; 9177 Manager EI; 9178 Manager 
IV; 9179 Manager V; 9180 Manager VI; 9181 Manager VH; 9182 Manager VIE; 9183 Deputy 
Director I; 9187 Deputy Director II; 9190 Board Secretary. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 



(10.4) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposals for San Francisco's Red Light 
Camera Enforcement Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
RFP) (DPT) 

( 1 0.5) Authorizing the Director to advertise bid call for Contract MR-1057: Muni Metro System: 
Replacement of Emergency Batteries and Charger Systems At Van Ness And Embarcadero 
Stations. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.6) Approving the designation of seven street artist-selling spaces at Harvey Milk Plaza, from 
November 15, 2004 through January 15, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director of Transportation to terminate Contract No. MR-1 182R, Muni 
Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, with McCarthy 
Building Companies, for the City's convenience; negotiate a termination agreement with 
McCarthy; execute an agreement accepting the assignment of any subcontractor or subconsultant 
of McCarthy; reject those bids received by McCarthy on the trade subcontracts that the Director 
deems appropriate; and revise and issue plans and specifications to re-bid the work under the 
traditional project delivery method. 

12. Authorizing the Director of Transportation to negotiate and execute a lease with Russell J. 
and Debra B. Kirschenbaum, for 1570 Burke Avenue, commencing on or about January 1, 2005 
and expiring December 31, 201 1, at a rental rate not to exceed $56,650 per month and including 
three five-year options to extend the lease and an option to purchase. 

13. Authorizing the Director to submit a supplemental appropriation request for up to $4,100,000 
in revenues from the Breda lease-leaseback transactions to fund a sole source purchase from AC 
Transit of forty-five 1993 Gillig motor coaches. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute the First Amendment to the software license agreement 
for software for Type 2070 Signal Traffic Controllers between the Department of Parking and 
Traffic and Fourth Dimension Traffic, for a total contract amount not to exceed $443,41 1. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

ADJOURN 



The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 

REGULAR MEETING 
Immediately following the Closed Session 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
DEC -2 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

WilDin 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 
ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




I 



CISCO 




DEPARTMENT OF PARKING 1 TRAFFIC 



4:00 -REGULAR MEETING 

REGULAR MEETING 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:18 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Gigi Harrington, Deputy General Manger, Finance 
Rob Stone, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel thought that the lease and acquisition of the Burke Ave. property made sense 
because it will save money in the long term. He stated that he was ultimately in favor of the 1 
South Van Ness lease and eventual purchase but, to the extent that MTA-owned space was not 
currently being fully utilized, he was not in support of relocating employees from those locations. 
He expressed a desire to see the operating budget related to the lease. 

CONVENE CLOSED SESSION - Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:23 
p.m. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 



CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 (b) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
MTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS 

Properties: 1570 Burke Avenue, approximately 150' east of Third Street, Block 5203 Lot 66. 
One South Van Ness, southeast corner of Market and Van Ness, block 3506, lot 1 
1 145 Market St., between 7 th and 8 th Streets, block 3702, lot 44 

Persons Negotiating: Michael T. Burns and Gigi Harrington 

Under Negotiation: Price Terms of payment Both X 

Also present: Kerstin Magary, Senior Project Manager 
Amy Brown, Deputy City Attorney 
Charlie Dunn, Real Property Officer, Department of Real Estate 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION - The closed session was adjourned at 5:06 p.m. 



RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 5:09 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the November 2, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

(5.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss anticipated 
litigation with the City Attorney and to discuss real estate with their Real Estate negotiator. 
The Board took no action in closed session. 

(5.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

The Board Secretary announced that Item 11, Metro East, was continued at the request of 
Chairman Vaughns and staff. 



6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Muni Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-DPT Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-FY05 and FY06 budget 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Burns announced that the failure of the revenue measures to pass on the 
recent ballot meant a loss of $10 million to the MTA over the next 18 months. Staff was 
currently projecting a $12-15 million budget shortfall for FY05. At the next Board meeting, staff 
will present some issues for policy discussion, including the possibility of increases to fares, fees 
and fines, service cuts, and new revenue sources. He reported that the MTA was not considering 
additional layoffs at the current time, however, that doesn't mean that additional layoffs can be 
avoided. He expects to bring the fiscal emergency declaration to the Board for consideration on 
December 7 th . This declaration would allow the MTA to proceed with certain service cuts 
without undergoing environmental review. 

Exec. Director Bums announced that Mitchell Engineering, in conjunction with the Mayor's 
office and Muni, would be creating a handprint display of children in the Bayview community. 
Over 150 four to eight year old students will create a lasting "Children's Walk of Fame" on 
November 17 l as part of the Third Street Project. 

Mr. Burns reported that Gigi Harrington, Deputy General Manager of Finance, had accepted a 
new position with SamTrans as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Harrington has been with Muni 
since 2000, and has been instrumental in many of the MTA's major initiatives including the 
Breda Lease-Leaseback transaction, Translink, Mission-Steuart Hotel, new information 
technology as well as being a crucial player in the budget process. Mr. Burns thanked Ms. 
Harrington for her hard work and dedication and wished her every success. Chairman Vaughns 
expressed appreciation for Ms. Harrington's expertise and professionalism on behalf of the 
Board. 

Through the City's Combined Charities Campaign, Muni had contributed over $34,000 to date, 
which is $7,000 more than the previous year. DPT had contributed $8,600. 

CalTrans recently announced the award of two grants for San Francisco's Safe Routes to School 
program. The first grant, in the amount of $256,500, was awarded to DPT for Marshall 
Elementary School for safety improvements and safety promotion. The second grant, in the 
amount of $450,000, was awarded to DPT for San Francisco Community School and Monroe 



Elementary School for various school safety improvements. 

The Annual Paratransit Coordinating Council meeting will be held on Saturday, November 20 at 
711 Eddy St. 

Vernon Crawley, EEO Manager, presented the quarterly EEO report. Chairman Vaughns 
requested that the next quarterly EEO report be listed on the agenda for discussion purposes. 

Director McCray left the meeting. 

Fred Stephens, General Manager of Muni, presented the first quarter report on Service Standards. 

Director Mezey stated that on-time performance seemed stuck at 70% when the goal was 85%. 
He was struck by the variability among the lines and wondered why some lines did well. General 
Manager Stephens responded that the number of stops that a vehicle makes affects on-time 
performance. Director Mezey wondered why Muni didn't allow more time for other lines. Mr. 
Stephens stated that Muni was systematically examining all lines to see if adjustments could be 
made. Mr. Burns added that just adding time to all the runs would be inefficient. He cited the 
19-Polk line as an example, which runs on-time 58% of the time and is on a street where traffic 
conditions frequently change. The NextBus technology will assist Muni with on-time 
performance. Mr. Burns also used the 39-Coit as an example. Muni could double the running 
time on that line but given the traffic conditions in the area, it may not improve on-time 
performance because the measurement is based on both arriving early and late. Director Mezey 
noted that this most critical measurement must be a source of frustration to everyone. 

Chairman Vaughns suggested that a focus group with the composition of labor and management, 
may be useful in identifying additional ways to achieve Muni's on-time performance goal. 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, DPT, presented the DPT Quarterly Service Standards. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that he had been working closely with staff on the budget. He noted that Ms. 
Harrington was a very dedicated public servant despite their many disagreements. He thought it 
was important to designate an acting deputy general manager. He agreed with Director Mezey' s 
comments regarding the need for new schedules. There hasn't been a sign-up in several months 
and service needs to be reallocated. He questioned why operator availability was less than 100%. 
He suggested that revenues and expenditures be reported in the future. 

Barry Taranto suggested that staff needs to look at cost for operating certain routes. Traffic 
conditions must be considered when looking at on-time performance. Traffic is bad on Polk 
Street because a traffic lane was removed. Staff needs to re-look at the traffic flow on Polk 
Street. He suggested that the DPT report include the number of citations issued per violation. 



8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was made. 

9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto stated that the way traffic is being handled in the south of Market area is terrible. 
He suggested that staff take another look at how street closures occur and the allocation of 
personnel to deal with traffic mitigation as a result of those lane closures. He thinks that DPT 
should force Caltrans to do better public outreach. He noted that limousines continue to park in 
white zones without being ticketed while cab drivers are being ticketed at those same locations. 

Jeremy Nelson, Transportation of a Livable City, thanked Mr. Burns and the MTA Board for 
reorganizing the MTA to accomplish multi-modal planning efforts. He commented that the 
MTA was facing almost $ 1 million in cuts and urged the Board to consider all other possible 
sources of financing. He stated that a fare increase should be considered as a last resort. 

David Pilpel presented his version of a suggested MTA reorganization. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD WERE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Cristina Mendoza, Superior Ct. #403879 filed on 1/25/02 for $500 

B. Carlos Florentino, Unlitigated Claim #0501 166 filed on 10/6/04 for $5,545.43 

C. Kenny Wu, Unlitigated Claim #0500413 filed on 8/5/04 for $6,359.88 

D. George Gocke, Superior Ct. #CGC01402536 filed on 12/18/01 for $10,000 

E. Patricia Akers, Unlitigated Claim #0403040 filed on 4/9/04 for $24,000 (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-164 



Chairman Vaughns noted that the settlement date listed in the Florentino report was incorrect. 
Deputy City Attorney Friedlander stated that the correct date was 2004. 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET - Vandewater Street, westbound, between Mason 
and Powell Streets. 

B. RESCIND - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "A"(2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING 
METER AREA NO. 4 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY) - Bay Street, south side, between Taylor and Mason Streets. 

C. RESCIND - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "A" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING 
METERS - Mason Street, west side, from Bay Street to 65 feet southerly. 

D. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "H"(2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Ocean Avenue, north side, between 
21st and 22nd Avenues (2900 block) and Ocean Avenue, both sides, between 20th and 
21st Avenues (2800 block) 

E. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Powell Street, east side, from Beach Street 120 feet 
northerly (previously rescinded on a temporary basis; makes this permanent). 

F. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Powell Street, east side, from Beach Street 200 feet 
southerly (makes the current condition permanently). 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Gennessee Street, west side, 
from Monterey Boulevard to 19 feet southerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-165 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to designate the following classifications as service critical: 7366 
Transit Power Line Worker; 9175 Manager I; 9176 Manager II; 9177 Manager IH; 9178 Manager 
IV; 9179 Manager V; 9180 Manager VI; 9181 Manager VII; 9182 Manager VIE; 9183 Deputy 
Director I; 9187 Deputy Director II; 9190 Board Secretary. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel wanted to know how positions were added since the MTA wasn't part of the City's 
civil service process. He wondered if the positions were "service-critical" and if they had met 
the appropriate requirements. 

Mr. Burns noted that these are reclassifications that were either in response to renegotiated 
contracts with various unions or were classes that currently existed as part of the citywide 
classification system. None were new positions. 



Director Din requested the list of employees at Muni who did not have the "service-critical" 
designation. He was concerned that the MTA was paying people for just doing their job. Mr. 
Burns concurred but added that this is in accordance with Proposition E, which envisioned 
paying an incentive to service-critical employees. 

On motion to approve: 

RESOLUTION 04-166 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

NAYES-Din 

ABSENT -McCray 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposals for San Francisco's Red Light 
Camera Enforcement Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
RFP) (DPT) 

Director Kasolas suggested that the RFP be amended to include the estimate for the cost of 
construction of the new pedestals upfront rather than waiting for Phase II. Jack Fleck, Traffic 
Engineer noted that they would issue an addendum that added those cost estimates. 

On motion to approve: 

RESOLUTION 04-167 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to advertise bid call for Contract MR-1057: Muni Metro System: 
Replacement of Emergency Batteries and Charger Systems At Van Ness And Embarcadero 
Stations. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel asked about the status of funding. He commented that while the staff report 
indicated the source of funds, it didn't indicate whether those funds had yet been applied for or 
received. 

On motion to approve: 

RESOLUTION 04-168 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

(10.6) Approving the designation of seven street artist-selling spaces at Harvey Milk Plaza, from 
November 15, 2004 through January 15, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-169 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director of Transportation to terminate Contract No. MR-1 182R, Muni 
Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, with McCarthy 
Building Companies, for the City's convenience; negotiate a termination agreement with 
McCarthy; execute an agreement accepting the assignment of any subcontractor or subconsultant 
of McCarthy; reject those bids received by McCarthy on the trade subcontracts that the Director 
deems appropriate; and revise and issue plans and specifications to re-bid the work under the 
traditional project delivery method. 

No public comment. 

The item was continued at the request of Chairman Vaughns and staff. 

12. Authorizing the Director of Transportation to negotiate and execute a lease with Russell J. 
and Debra B. Kirschenbaum, for 1570 Burke Avenue, commencing on or about January 1, 2005 
and expiring December 31, 201 1, at a rental rate not to exceed $56,650 per month and including 
three five-year options to extend the lease and an option to purchase. 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel wondered if the Capital Improvement Plan needed to be amended since this 
agreement was not part of the Short Range Transit Plan. He stated that he had no quarrel with 



the lease and that staff should proceed. 
RESOLUTION 04-170 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - McCray 

13. Authorizing the Director to submit a supplemental appropriation request for up to $4,100,000 
in revenues from the Breda lease-leaseback transactions to fund a sole source purchase from AC 
Transit of forty-five 1993 Gillig motor coaches. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) 

Mike Chinn, Manager of Fleet Procurement presented the item. 

Exec. Director Burns noted that these buses would meet the clean air standard set by the Clear 
Air Act of 2004 for the reserve fleet. This opportunity arose because of AC Transit's recent 
reduction in service. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel requested a current list of Lease-Leaseback expenditures to date. He questioned if 
staff had investigated asking the Transportation Authority for the funds. He requested 
confirmation about which of Muni's vehicles would be retired as the result of this purchase. 

Exec. Director Burns noted that the MTA did consider approaching the Transportation Authority. 
The older buses will be retired to the Reserve Fleet. The AC buses will first be used in service 
but when the alternative fuel buses arrive, they will become part of the reserve fleet. Chairman 
Vaughns requested that Mr. Pilpel be provided with a current list of Lease-Leaseback 
expenditures. 

RESOLUTION 04-171 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute the First Amendment to the software license agreement 

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for software for Type 2070 Signal Traffic Controllers between the Department of Parking and 
Traffic and Fourth Dimension Traffic, for a total contract amount not to exceed $443,41 1. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel questioned if there might be other traffic signal locations, in addition to Cable Car 
locations, that may be a priority. He called the contract an excellent example of DPT and Muni 
working together and proof that the two departments don't need to be consolidated. 

RESOLUTION 04-172 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:1 1 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave, Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 

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$ NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 

REGULAR MEETING 
Immediately Following the Closed Session 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

WilDin 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1 he Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
sen ing this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21-1 layes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
dunng regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Gannett Fleming, Superior Ct. #RG03 104587 filed on 7/26/02, for $525,000 (MTA to receive) 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 



REGULAR MEETING 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-November 1 6, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

(5.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(5.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
-Update on Traffic Calming and Bicycle 5-year plans 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Sharon Buchanan, Superior Ct. #417501 filed on 2/19/03 for $2,000 

B. Progressive Marathon Insurance, Superior Ct. #418387 filed on 3/14/03 for $5,210.85 

C. Carrie Lane, Unlitigated Claim #0500264 filed on 7/23/04 for $8,509.65 

D. Marlene Palacios, Unlitigated Claim #0500814 filed on 9/7/04 for $10,020.1 1 

E. Winford Morgan, Superior Ct. #431283 filed on 5/12/04 for $15,650 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Francisco Street, south side, 
between the driveways of 1567 - 1569 and 1573 - 1575 Francisco Street and Dolores Street, 
east side, between the driveways of 401 and 405 Dolores Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Sanchez Street, both sides, between 27th 
and Duncan Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA T (2-HOUR TFME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - York St, west side, between 19th and 20th 
Sts and 25th St, both sides, between Kansas and Rhode Island Sts. 

D. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES -Dolores Street, east side, from 
17th Street to 12 feet southerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING -Anza Street, south 
side, from Masonic Avenue to 500 feet westerly. 

F. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME -Anza Street, south side, at Collins Street along 
the sidewalk extension. 

G. RESCIND - LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT -Anza St., eastbound, at Masonic Ave. 
H. ESTABLISH - NO TRUCKS OVER 3 TONS, NO TOUR BUSES - Chestnut Street, 

between Lyon Street and Richardson Avenue; Greenwich Street, between Lyon and 
Divisadero Streets; Filbert Street, between Divisadero and Lyon Streets; Baker Street, 
between Richardson Avenue and Union Street; and, Broderick Street, between 
Richardson Avenue and Union Street. 

I. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONES and ESTABLISH - WHITE (PASSENGER 
LOADING) ZONE, 9 AM to 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Geary 
Boulevard, south side, from 315 feet to 264 feet west of Fillmore Street. 

J. ESTABLISH - GREEN (SHORT-TERM PARKING) METERS -Geary Boulevard, south 
side, between Steiner and Fillmore Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Accepting Contract No. MR- 1 174, Muni Metro New Key Stops Phase D; authorizing 
execution of the final Contract Modification No. 2, to extend the contract to March 29, 2001; 
reduce the contract amount to $1,865,500; and authorize closeout. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 



(10.4) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to accept and expend $212,490 from MTC to 
perform site preparation work at MUNI facilities necessary for the installation of TransLmk 
equipment. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

1 1 . Discussion of FY2005 and 2006 budget and possible policy options. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Public Hearing to consider a declaration of fiscal emergency for the Municipal Railway for 
the 2005 calendar year pursuant to the California Public Resources Code section 21080.32 and 
California Environmental Quality Act Implementing Guidelines. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and fiscal analysis.) 

13. Revising the Schedule of Fees for use of Muni's vehicles and facilities for excursions and 
film shoots, and for the rental of the Cable Car barn and museum which shall take effect on 
January 15, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and fee schedule.) 

14. Authorizing the Director of Transportation to terminate Contract No. MR-1 182R, Muni 
Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, with McCarthy 
Building Companies, for the City's convenience; negotiate a termination agreement with 
McCarthy; execute an agreement accepting the assignment of any subcontractor or subconsultant 
of McCarthy; reject those bids received by McCarthy on the trade subcontracts that the Director 
deems appropriate; and revise and issue plans and specifications to re-bid the work under the 
traditional project delivery method. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) 

(This item was continued from the November 16 meeting.) 

15. Authorizing the Director of Transportation and the Director of Property to negotiate and enter 
into a lease with One South Associates, for office space on the third floor of the building at One 
South Van Ness Avenue, including a potential exercise of the option to purchase the property. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and term sheet.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

16. Authorizing the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0777J: Potrero Avenue 
Traffic Signal Upgrade, to St. Francis Electric, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, 
for a total contract amount of $1,202,896.20 (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

ADJOURN 



The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2004 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 

REGULAR MEETING 

Immediately following the Closed Session 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
DEC 2 2 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - absent at Roll Call 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction 
Rob Stone, Deputy City Attorney 
Dennis Tsai, Senior Project Manager 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Drew Howard, Project Manager 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.11(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

CONVENE CLOSED SESSION - Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:03 
p.m. 

Director McCray arrived at 4:04 p.m. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 



(4.1) Gannett Fleming, Superior Ct. #RG03 104587 filed on 7/26/02, for $525,000 (MTA to receive) 

RESOLUTION 04-173 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 4:32 p.m. 



REGULAR MEETING 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:33 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the November 16, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

(5.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss Gannett 
Fleming vs. CCSF with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case. 
The Board also met with the City Attorney to discuss anticipated litigation. There was no 
action taken on that matter. 

(5.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

The Board Secretary announced that Item 13, Revising Muni's Schedule of Fees, had been 
continued to January 4 at the request of staff. 



6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Din provided a list of questions regarding wheelchair lift limitations and requested a 
response from the department. 

-Update on Traffic Calming and Bicycle 5-year plans 

Executive Director Burns reported on the Traffic Calming and Bicycle 5 -Year plans. The 
Policy Framework for the Bike Plan is undergoing environmental review. The Traffic 
Calming and Pedestrian 5-Year Plans are closely tied to the Transportation Authority and will 
be presented to the Board in the spring. 

Director Kasolas requested that staff provide a memo to the Board on the status of the Traffic 
Calming and Bicycle plans. He also requested an update in four months. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Burns stated that he was pleased to present the December Special 
Recognition award to Tony Tufo who began his career at Muni in 1984 and currently served as a 
maintenance planner and technical assistant to the Deputy General Manager of Maintenance. 
Tony has been responsible for coordinating various projects and programs such as the historic 
vehicle procurement and rehabilitation and also serves as the liaison to Market Street Railway. 
He was instrumental in acquiring the New Jersey vehicles and securing funds for the Geneva 
Canopy project. He has been a champion of the historic fleet. Tony's "we can do this" attitude 
has helped him build a strong team building relationship with his co-workers and Market Street 
Railway. 

Rick Laubscher, President, Market St. Railway, presented the MSR 2004 "Don Chee" award to 
Tony Tufo. Chairman Vaughns recognized and commended Mr. Tufo on behalf of the Board. 
Mr. Tufo introduced his wife, Linda. 

Over 150 school-aged children from the Bayview Hunters Point community gathered to leave 
their hand imprints and initials in cement as a part of Muni's 3 rd Street Light Rail "Creating 
Community Connections" project. The "Children's Walk of Fame" event was held on November 
17 th . The MTA thanks Mitchell Engineering for their participation in the project. 

The MTA had been working with the Fire Department on the development of citywide accessible 
defibrillators. Muni has purchased several for placement at all Metro stations and divisions. 
Employees would be receiving appropriate training. Mayor Newsom would be holding a press 
conference Friday, December 10 th at the Powell St. station. 



At the San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation's annual meeting, the 
SFMRIC board approved funding for several projects including historic vehicles, the purchase 
and rehabilitation of street cars and installing a canopy at the Geneva Yard. SFMRIC funds are 
restricted to capital projects and are not available for operating costs. 

Staff was continuing to solicit public input on the New Central Subway project. The next 
meeting will be on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm and will be held at the 
Pacific Energy Center at 851 Howard Street. 

Bond Yee, Director, DPT presented the Collision Report. The report is a comprehensive 
evaluation of all traffic collisions and shows a steady and significant decline in injury collisions 
involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists since 2002. These results are due to programs 
implemented by DPT citywide and at specific high-risk intersections and by the efforts of the 
Police department. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC, presented several recommendations to the Board regarding the 
reorganization, budget, and the Golden Gate Concourse garage. He expressed the appreciation of 
the CAC to the Executive Director for soliciting their input. Chairman Vaughns stated that the 
Board appreciated the CAC's comprehensive and provocative thoughts. 

9. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold stated that too many passengers don't trust Muni, don't know the directors and 
don't understand why service was bad and neglected. He noted that on some vehicles, the pull 
cord didn't extend to the front door, which is a safety concern for seniors. He called the on-time 
platform announcement system unreliable. He challenged the MTA to make the public 
understand why management should keep their jobs when un-repaired, hazardous conditions 
continue to exist. 

Ellen Murray, a 19-year operator, stated that hidden service cuts were happening due to 
management directive regarding "not-outs". The Board should investigate and get statistics on 
the number of coaches that leave the barn and immediately break down. She also stated that at 
the Potrero Division there were a number of ETI buses that were out of service due to 
unavailable parts. She commented that selling the ETI warranty meant that it would cost more to 
fix technical problems. 

David Pilpel stated that while the Director of Transportation was eligible for a $7,000 bonus last 
year, Mr. Burns had chosen to forgo that bonus in light of the budget shortfall. He thought that 
fact was something positive that should be called to the attention of the public. He provided 
information on historical pay hour statistics that reveals that scheduling efficiency is not as high 
as it has been in the past. 



Barry Taranto acknowledged Ricardo Olea for making it easier for cab drivers to take passengers 
through city. Mr. Olea should be honored next month as an unsung hero. Took care of anti- 
cruising signs on Mission. He suggested using PCO's in the evening and during weekends to 
help make Muni more efficient. He would like the police to enforce diamond lanes and PCO's to 
ticket vehicles parked at taxi stands. 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, commended staff for the reorganization plan. He recommended 
that the planning director should report directly to Mr. Burns. He stated that Rescue Muni didn't 
support the current plan for Martin Luther King Drive. It will lead to additional traffic delays. 
He commended the Agency for expanding fast-pass sales and suggested other ways to expand the 
sale of fast passes. 

Tom Radulovich, Executive Director, Transportation for a Livable City, stated that they are in 
agreement with the CAC's recommendations. He noted that the money in Prop K for Bus Rapid 
Transit (BRT) could help Muni in the future. He suggested that BRT be considered as a strategic 
direction for Muni. He commented that the disadvantage to ending the BART-Muni fast pass 
will be increased service in the Mission corridor. 

Howard Strassner stated that the Siena Club had endorsed moving forward quickly with the Bus 
Rapid Transit and Transit Preferential Streets programs. He suggested that the MTA could re- 
implement charging for parking meters on Sundays and could extend evening hours for parking 
in commercial areas. He also suggested charging a premium for people who enter garages during 
rush hour and implementing a resident garage impact fee. Muni should investigate long-term 
solutions such as the sale of air rights. 

Alice Mosley spoke in favor of a local environmental impact development fee. This fee would 
also reduce the toll on residents because it would reduce police, noise, pollution, and medical 
costs, and would reduce congestion in the downtown area. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD WERE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 

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or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Sharon Buchanan, Superior Ct. #417501 filed on 2/19/03 for $2,000 

B. Progressive Marathon Insurance, Superior Ct. #418387 filed on 3/14/03 for $5,210.85 

C. Carrie Lane, Unlitigated Claim #0500264 filed on 7/23/04 for $8,509.65 

D. Marlene Palacios, Unlitigated Claim #0500814 filed on 9/7/04 for $10,020.11 

E. Winford Morgan, Superior Ct. #431283 filed on 5/12/04 for $15,650 

Chairman Vaughns requested that Item 10.1 A be severed and continued to the next meeting for 
discussion. 

RESOLUTION 04-174 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Francisco Street, south side, 
between the driveways of 1 567 - 1 569 and 1 573 - 1 575 Francisco Street and Dolores Street, 
east side, between the driveways of 401 and 405 Dolores Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Sanchez Street, both sides, between 27th 
and Duncan Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - York St, west side, between 19th and 20th 
Sts and 25th St, both sides, between Kansas and Rhode Island Sts. 

D. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES -Dolores Street, east side, from 
17th Street to 12 feet southerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING -Anza Street, south 
side, from Masonic Avenue to 500 feet westerly. 

F. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME -Anza Street, south side, at Collins Street along 
the sidewalk extension. 

G. RESCIND - LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT -Anza St., eastbound, at Masonic Ave. 
H. ESTABLISH - NO TRUCKS OVER 3 TONS, NO TOUR BUSES - Chestnut Street, 

between Lyon Street and Richardson Avenue; Greenwich Street, between Lyon and 
Divisadero Streets; Filbert Street, between Divisadero and Lyon Streets; Baker Street, 
between Richardson Avenue and Union Street; and, Broderick Street, between 
Richardson Avenue and Union Street. 

I. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONES and ESTABLISH - WHITE (PASSENGER 
LOADING) ZONE, 9 AM to 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Geary 
Boulevard, south side, from 315 feet to 264 feet west of Fillmore Street. 

J. ESTABLISH - GREEN (SHORT-TERM PARKING) METERS -Geary Boulevard, south 
side, between Steiner and Fillmore Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 04-175 



(10.3) Accepting Contract No. MR- 1 174, Muni Metro New Key Stops Phase D; authorizing 
execution of the final Contract Modification No. 2, to extend the contract to March 29, 2001; 
reduce the contract amount to $1,865,500; and authorize closeout. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 04-176 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to accept and expend $212,490 from MTC to 
perform site preparation work at MUNI facilities necessary for the installation of TransLink 
equipment. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that the staff report didn't discuss the long-term operating costs of Translink. 
He questioned whether the MTA should continue with Phase II if there was a net increase to the 
MTA's budget. (Executive Director Burns stated that the MTA was moving forward with 
implementation as authorized and staff would provide a financial breakdown on the grant 
application to the speaker.) 

RESOLUTION 04-177 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.1 A and 10.4 severed) 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

1 1 . Discussion of FY2005 and 2006 budget and possible policy options. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Public Hearing to consider a declaration of fiscal emergency for the Municipal Railway for 
the 2005 calendar year pursuant to the California Public Resources Code section 21080.32 and 
California Environmental Quality Act Implementing Guidelines. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and fiscal analysis.) 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the Board Secretary call Items 1 1 and 12 together. 

Executive Director Burns stated that both items were scheduled as public hearings and that the 
Board wasn't being asked to vote on either item. He reviewed the specifics of Item 12 first; 

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stressing that item 12 only dealt with the need for environmental review and did not subvert any 
other approval process required for adjustments to service. He stated that any future action to 
adjust service would require a full public process, including public hearings, MTA Board 
approval and approval by the Board of Supervisors as necessary. 

Mr. Burns stated that, with respect to Item 11, staff would present options for resolving the 
budget deficit to the board for discussion. The MTA was facing significant budget shortfalls for 
the remainder of this fiscal year and for next fiscal year. In the past, the MTA had been able to 
deal with shortfalls through fare increase, parking fee and fine increases and staff reductions. 
The MTA also relied heavily on one-time measures that are not available to the Agency for the 
current shortfall. Health care and retirement program costs have also continued to climb. Staff is 
looking for input from the public and the Board of Directors to resolve this problem and bring 
the budget into balance. 

Alicia Fletcher, Budget Manager presented the public hearing on the declaration of fiscal 
emergency. Muni is currently facing a deficit of $9 million in FY2005 and $55 million in 
FY2006. This is due primarily to the two failed tax measures, higher than budgeted 
expenditures, and the failure to implement service reductions. She stated that the California 
Public Resources Code provided a definition of "fiscal emergency" and provided a formula for 
determining if a fiscal emergency existed. The code also required a public hearing on the 
declaration and a response to comments made by the public within 30 days of the hearing. A 
fiscal emergency did not implement changes to fares or service. Those changes would require a 
full public process including action by the MTA and review by Board of Supervisors. A 
declaration only allows the MTA to implement changes without environmental review. All one- 
time cuts and revenue sources have been tapped and ongoing revenue increases have previously 
been implemented through increases in fixed route fares and parking fees. 

Exec. Director Burns added that they are doing everything possible to avoid layoffs. Last year, 
staff eliminated approximately 270 positions with over 100 people losing their jobs. Upon close 
examination of staffing levels, there is little opportunity to achieve savings through layoffs 
without sacrificing service. He is looking to reduce expenses or raise revenues to resolve this 
deficit, however he couldn't promise that the Agency won't have layoffs going forward. 

Director Mezey suggested that the faster that the MTA was able to make changes, the better the 
chances that the problem could be solved without layoffs. 

Alicia Fletcher presented the FY05 and FY06 budget shortfalls and options to address the 
deficits. Staff had identified some policy considerations for discussion and kept in mind the 
Transit First policy, the need to align service with existing resources, linking increased fares and 
fees to service safeguards, diversifying revenue sources, and seeking solutions that would have 
long-term benefits. 

Exec. Director Burns reiterated that the sole purpose of the declaration of fiscal emergency was 
to negate the need for environmental review. The declaration did not provide any emergency 



powers to the Agency or to him to implement any changes without the mil public process. He 
added that staff was not making any recommendation about how to solve the deficit and they 
remained open to other ideas. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the Board valued and gave serious consideration to the input 
received from the public. She also stated that the budget deficit was of a magnitude that would 
require actions that would hurt, but were necessary to resolve the revenue crisis. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norman Rolfe urged the Board to raise rates at city-owed garages immediately. Rates at private 
garages are much higher than at city-owned garages. The MTA should also expand the hours 
during which meters operate, increase parking taxes, fees and fines and provide better 
enforcement of parking violations. Staff should also look into the possibility of having a fee that 
applies to commercial buildings citywide. 

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Bill Sisk, President, Local 250-A, stated that TWU was opposed to the fiscal emergency and to 
comments that reductions in service wouldn't reduce a driver's salary. He suggested charging 
.25 cents for a transfer and supports increasing fares and a parcel tax. TWU also supports an 
increase in garage rates, parking fines and a local environmental vehicle fee. TWU won't accept 
a cut in salary. 

Rafael Cabrera stated that the Transit First Policy in Prop E requires a safe and reliable transit 
system. He supported increases to the garage rate, parking fees and fines and at parking meters. 
He suggested that the MTA look at establishing a transit assessment district. Downtown should 
pay for transit since they benefit from the service. 

Stuart Baker, Commuter Check Program, stated that if Muni increased the cost of fast passes; 
that they increase payment to vendors who sell those passes. He suggested that BART and Muni 
consider creating a premium fast pass for riders who use both systems. People who directly 
benefit should bear the cost. 

Paul Mori stated that he had been working on traffic calming plans for his neighborhood. Muni 
is one of the largest traffic violators in their neighborhood with nearly empty 23-line buses that 
run by his house seven days a week from 5 a.m. until midnight. In view of the fiscal emergency, 
he questioned why Muni runs empty buses. He suggested eliminating service on the 23 line, 
evaluating other lines where service could be reduced and increasing taxes, fees and fines. The 
city should review all routes prior to any increase. 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, stated that they were concerned about service cuts and fare 
increases. They agreed about increases to parking garage fares, fees and fines and suggested that 
the city should also expand meters and meter hours and increase the parking tax. Cars should 
help subsidize public transit. He suggested that the city consider a "congestion zone" similar to 
what exists in London and Singapore which could result in significant revenue for Muni and 

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would improve service quality at the same time. Rescue Muni is opposed to eliminating the Bart 
1 'ast pass and charging for transfers. Both would be bad for riders. 

Susan King voiced opposition to cuts in service or increases in fares however she expressed 
interest in raising fees associated with driving or parking. She encouraged creative enforcement 
of parking laws such as installing cameras on buses that would photograph cars that block transit. 
She suggested further consideration of how a fare increase would impact lower income people. 

Howard Strassner, Sierra Club, suggested that raising the fast pass less than the daily fare would 
encourage people to buy and use a fast pass. He noted that raising parking fees to encourage 
people to use Muni rather than drive. With more cars in the city, staff should find out how to 
increase fees on those vehicles. 

Charles White, Muni Operator, stated that he doesn't like hearing about tax and spend proposals 
or layoffs. The problems should be fixed rather than throwing money at a broken system. 
Management has lost control of the system at its lowest level. There is no security or law and 
order on transit vehicles. The public willingly gets on vehicles, and refuses to pay which leads to 
assaults on drivers. Staff should look at fare evasion to solve the problem. 

Ellen Murray, Muni Operator thought that the packet prepared by staff was aimed at the 
operators and riders and that the downtown corridor and large developers were left out of the 
proposal. Supervisor McGoldrick said that transit provides a huge benefit to downtown 
corporations so staff should go after them especially since large corporations were let off the 
hook with the recently failed tax measures. War profiteers such as Bechtel should be taxed. 
Level 1 fare increases disproportionately affect minorities. 

Sandra Boldridge stated that the 23-line is packed in the Bay View Hunter's Point neighborhood. 
She was opposed to fare hikes for the disabled and if increased, will pay her fare in pennies. 

Barry Taranto didn't think that the basic fare should be raised but staff should charge for transfer. 
Other fees should be raised as long as it doesn't hurt business elsewhere or the city in the long 
run. The system needs to be made more efficient and staff should look at extending the 
paratransit broker fee from cab permits. 

Herbert Weiner stated that he was flatly opposed to a declaration of fiscal emergency. The 
emergency was political and not real. He spoke about the need to go after uncollected property 
collections from corporations. He was opposed to hiring part time workers or undercutting full- 
time worker benefits. Some grossly incompetent high-salaried managers should be sacked. 

David Pilpel referred to his written comments regarding the fiscal emergency. He called the 
declaration premature until specific information is provided on the proposed budget solutions. 
He requested detailed information about the total fund balance for TIDF and Lease/Leaseback 
monies. Providing less service on lines with fewer people without violating policy headways is a 
good idea as there is more service on the street than current demand. Now is time to cut service. 

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The MTA shouldn't pursue a fare increase or other tax increase at this time. 

Roger Bazeley stated that transportation in San Francisco is a bargain. He thinks that the Muni 
fare should be increased to Tier 3 and special passes should be provided for people who can't 
afford the increase. $1.75 is not too much for a single trip. Students could handle .50 cents a trip 
and seniors could handle .75 cents per trip. Fast pass shouldn't increase. Muni needs more 
schedule efficiencies because of the empty buses that run in the middle of the day. Parking fees 
and fines should also increase. Implementing Bus Rapid Transit should increase efficiency. 

Tom Radulovich, Transportation for a Livable City, stated that San Francisco was on the back 
end of an economic boom with fewer people working and taking public transit. Transportation 
for a Livable City recommends increasing taxes, fees and fines on cars before service cuts. They 
don't think fares should be increased. 

David Tornheim, Central City Progressives, expressed concern about the need for more 
notification for these hearings. Staff should get information about these hearings to bus riders. 
He is opposed to the fiscal emergency. Money spent on the Third Street light rail project should 
be spent on service. He suggested that staff skip fare increases and service cuts and go for the 
increases that will affect cars. The Assessor, Mayor and Board of Supervisors should go after big 
business. Cutting overtime is also a good idea. 

PJ Williams, Muni operator, stated that he appreciated that Mr. Burns came to his division asking 
for solutions to the budget. He is opposed to raising fares and thinks that the MTA should focus 
on collecting fares rather than talking about getting more money out of people. If there were a 
security presence on the buses, this wouldn't be a problem. If staff collected the money that's out 
there, they wouldn't have half the problem. 

Charles Kalish stated that he has always been stunned that people don't pay their fare. About 
40% of the riders on the Mission line don't pay. He is shocked that the MTA's aspiration wasn't 
to provide transit service for free. 

Leonard Taylor, Potrero Operator, has been at Muni for 5 years. He doesn't think that Mr. Burns 
is a problem solver and that operators always get the shaft. The wrong staff was hired and 
managers bought the wrong equipment. Staff should talk to the drivers who make the system run 
and have to deal with a lot. Cutting operators will create bad feelings and will only lead to more 
problems. 

Mike Bernardo, Potrero Operator, agreed with comments made by prior operators. Nobody 
prevents fare evaders coming through the back door. The MTA needs to have more security and 
needs to collect fares. People who do pay are tired of subsidizing cheapskates. 

Ishael Martin, Woods Operator, stated that operators have already given up a lot. Service 
reductions would affect a lot of riders who heavily use the system. He has reviewed the various 
proposals and doesn't know that the MTA could do anything more with the users. He doesn't 

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know 1 1" the employees, who have already given up quite a bit, could give more either. 

Alice Mosely spoke about back-door entrances. There should be more inspections to eliminate 
back-door fare evaders and to get people in the habit of paying their fare. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. 

Director Mezey requested a report on what a 5-10% reduction in managers' salaries would mean. 

Director McCray requested staff to meet with the drivers regarding their concerns. He asked 
staff to identify the routes with the biggest security problems and report back to the Board. The 
report should include actions being taken to mitigate the problems. 

Director Kasolas requested that a report on revenue be presented to the MTA on a quarterly 
basis. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that staff will revisit each item presented and will provide additional 
analysis on the options at a future meeting. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that while Prop E requires the budget to be presented to the Mayor 
and Board of Supervisors by March 1 , anything prepared by that date would be replete with 
assumptions and guesses. The City's deadline for other department budgets is June 1, which 
would give the MTA time to work through issues and allow the MTA budget to be consistent 
with the City's budget. Missing the March 1 deadline may violate the Charter but could easily be 
justified. Exec. Director Burns will investigate the legal ramifications and will report back to the 
Board. 

Dan Murphy stated that the authors of Prop. E achieved the March 1 deadline by working back 
from the Mayor and Board of Supervisor's deadlines. They felt that the March 1 date would 
leave room for discussion and action if the Board of Supervisors voted to reject the MTA's 
budget, leaving Muni without funding in the interim. Exec. Director Burns stated that there is a 
provision in Prop. E that guaranteed funding for the Agency if that happened. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that extending the deadline would afford staff an opportunity to 
investigate and analyze suggestions received by the public and the Board. 

13. Revising the Schedule of Fees for use of Muni's vehicles and facilities for excursions and 
film shoots, and for the rental of the Cable Car barn and museum which shall take effect on 
January 15, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and fee schedule.) 

This item was continued to the January 4 meeting at the request of staff. 

14. Authorizing the Director of Transportation to terminate Contract No. MR-1 182R, Muni 
Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, with McCarthy 

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Building Companies, for the City's convenience; negotiate a termination agreement with 
McCarthy; execute an agreement accepting the assignment of any subcontractor or sub consultant 
of McCarthy; reject those bids received by McCarthy on the trade subcontracts that the Director 
deems appropriate; and revise and issue plans and specifications to re-bid the work under the 
traditional project delivery method. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) 

No public comment. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the resolution be amended to protect existing consultants and 
sub consultants, specifically, Butler Enterprise in association with Railcar Quality Service and 
R.W. Dotson Management Consulting as the DBE technical assistance program. 

RESOLUTION 04-178 

On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

15. Authorizing the Director of Transportation and the Director of Property to negotiate and enter 
into a lease with One South Associates, for office space on the third floor of the building at One 
South Van Ness Avenue, including a potential exercise of the option to purchase the property. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and term sheet.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel expressed support for the lease but thinks that given the fiscal situation, people 
shouldn't be moved if they are currently located at city-owned property. 

RESOLUTION 04-179 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

16. Authorizing the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0777 J: Potrero Avenue 
Traffic Signal Upgrade, to St. Francis Electric, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, 
for a total contract amount of $1,202,896.20 (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

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RESOLUTION 04-180 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

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